A San Antonio doctor was indicted by the FBI today on charges that he operated a $240 million health care fraud scheme, providing health care to patients who didn't need it, and sticking insurance companies and Uncle Sam with massive bogus bills, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Jorge Zamora-Quezada, 61, of Mission, was charged in a seven-count indictment filed in the Southern District of Texas. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Dr. Zamora-Quezada operated out of two clinics;
Angeles Multi-Specality Clinic 8122 Datapoint Drive San Antonio, TX 78229
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center 2601 Cornerstone Blvd. Edinburgh, TX
He also saw patients at an office on Barlite Dr, on San Antonio's southwest side.
The indictment claims that Dr. Zamora-Quezada would falsely diagnose 'vulnerable' people, including children, the elderly and the disabled, with very complicated diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis.
The doctor would then administer bogus or unnecessary treatments, and, in the words of the FBI, would conduct "a battery of fraudulent, repetitive and excessive medical procedures on patients in order to increase revenue and fund Zamora-Quezada’s lavish and opulent lifestyle."
According to investigators, that lifestyle included several homes, a private jet, and a Maserati.
"He and his co-conspirators transferred the proceeds derived from the conspiracy to purchase private jets, luxury vehicles, clothing from high-end retailers such as Louis Vuitton and exclusive real estate located throughout the United States and Mexico," prosecutors said.
"He and his co-conspirators allegedly obstructed investigations by causing the creation of false and fictitious patient records and concealed thousands of medical records from Medicare by stashing them in an unsecured and dilapidated barn located in the Rio Grande Valley."
He is also charged with international money laundering for allegedly stashing his ill gotten proceeds in Mexican financial institutions by utilizing 'casas de cambio.
'he FBI is seeking to identify potential victims of Zamora-Quezada and his co-conspirators. If you were a patient of Zamora-Quezada from January 2000 through May 2018 and believe you may have been affected by his or his co-conspirators alleged crimes, please contact the FBI via the FBI victim’s hotline, 1-833-432-4873, Option 8, or if you have access to email you may email the taskforce at ZamoraPatient@fbi.gov. The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes that it investigates and provide these victims with information, assistance services and resources.