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Bond denied for wife of doctor facing fraud charges

August 3, 2018

McALLEN — Meisy Angelica Zamora, the wife of the local rheumatologist indicted on health care fraud charges, will be held without bond, a federal judge ordered Thursday.

Zamora is accused of participating in a health care fraud scheme that was allegedly perpetrated by her husband, Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Juan F. Alanis said he believed it would be easy for Zamora to flee to Mexico and opted to order her detention.

His decision followed testimony from Special Agent Joshua Bley about phone conversations between Zamora-Quezada and his children that took place when the physician was already in jail.

bereniceg@themonitor.com

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