Oct 14, 2013 3:26 PM by Jessica Holley - firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBSTOWN - A Robstown doctor is facing nine decades behind bars after a Grand Jury indicted him on nine counts of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and five counts of mail fraud and identify theft.
Authorities on Friday arrested Dr. Roque Ramirez, owner of Calallen-based Health Resolutions Inc., and charged him with filing 4,970 false claims over a three and a half year period starting in December, 2008.
The Texas Attorney General's Office says the claims were worth more than $1.4 million and that in some instances, the doctor filed claims for dead patients.
Officials say Ramirez was also out of the state and country on the days he wrote on the forms. The indictment says his billing, in some cases, would have required him to work more than a 24 hour day.
Ramirez will be arraigned Wednesday morning at the Federal Courthouse. He asked the court to provide him an attorney.
No one answered the door to his home, listed in Robstown, on Monday and his clinic was vacant.
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