Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn’t Need It

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Thousands of patients, including children, may have been affected in a doctor’s alleged scheme that funded his extravagant lifestyle.

Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada, a rheumatologist based in South Texas, has been charged in a $240 million health care fraud and money laundering scheme. In a federal indictment unsealed Monday, the Justice Department accused Zamora-Quezada of falsely diagnosing patients with degenerative diseases, then giving those patients chemotherapy and other toxic medications they did not need.

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