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Trial continues for former valley doctor

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MCALLEN, Texas – Jorge Zamora Quezada and his co-defendants, his wife and two employees, continue to sit in a courtroom listening to testimony from witnesses that accuse them of intentionally misdiagnosing patients and tampering with medical records.

After nearly a month of testimony, the state continues calling more witnesses in the trial of Jorge Zamora Quezada, a former doctor who allegedly diagnosed hundreds of patients in the valley with arthritis problems to gain more money from insurances.

A Qlarant representative, one of the multiple insurance companies that accuse Quezada of fraud, testified this morning that Quezada submitted fraudulent claims from 2008 to 2017.

He stated that not enough documentation was provided to support the test and procedures Quezada was performing on patients.

The Qlarant rep went on to say that Quezada’s claims were stopped because he had a high error rate.

Quezada, his wife Meisy Zamora, and two of their employees, Felix Ramos and Estella Natera, are also accused of being involved in the healthcare scheme by allegedly tampering with medical records and money laundering.

Part of the reason the trial is taking so long is that the four are having a joint trial.

There are about 10 attorneys in this trial, and each gets to cross-examine every witness.

Although the group is having a joint trial, they will be tried separately.

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