South Texas doctor charged with fraud and money laundering

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MCALLEN, TX (AP) - A south Texas doctor has been charged in a $240 million dollar health care fraud and an international money laundering scheme.

Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada is accused of falsely diagnosing patients with degenerative diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.

It also alleges that the 61-year-old physician and his co-conspirators administered chemotherapy and other toxic medications to patients.

The Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Justice Department Criminal Division, John Cronan claims Zamora-Quezada orchestrated the fraud scheme and put the health of children, elderly and disabled patients in jeopardy.