Texas Doctor Charged In Alleged $2 Million Billing Fraud

HOUSTON (June 26, 2013)—Neurologist Dr. Dennis Barson, Jr., 40, of Austin and his clinic administrator, Dario Juarez, 53, of Beeville, have been charged in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud Medicare of more than $2 million.

Both are accused of fraudulent bill and filing false claims for procedures not done.

An indictment returned June 19 lists 19 health care fraud counts and one conspiracy charge.

The details were announced Tuesday after the indictment was unsealed and Barson was arrested.

Investigators say Juarez was already in custody serving time for practicing medicine without a license.

Prosecutors say Barson was the only practicing doctor at a clinic in Houston, but the allege Juarez was the medical person seeing patients.

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