A federal magistrate denied bond to a Texas doctor who allegedly prescribed toxic treatments, including chemotherapy, to patients who didn’t need the treatment.
Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada practiced medicine in Houston and the federal government says potentially tens of thousands of patients across Texas were potentially affected. Zamora-Quezada reportedly ran this scheme for 18 years in an effort to get rich.
Charges against Zamora-Quezada in the alleged $240 million scheme include seven felony counts, involving health care fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
With his profits, the feds say he bought a Maserati, a $1 million jet, and properties in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico; Aspen, Colorado; Punta Mita, Mexico; and multiple homes in Texas, including the 5,000-square-foot house listed in his name in a gated community on a golf course near his practice. The feds want most of it back and they want him in prison.
He used the money to purchase a Maserati, a jet, properties in Mexico and Colorado, and multiple homes in Texas.