Indiana Doctor Sought in Insurance Fraud Case Returned to U.S.

March 1, 2010

A fugitive Indiana doctor accused of fraud and malpractice has been returned to the United States.

Mark Weinberger was arrested in December near Italy’s border with France as he hid on a snowy mountain, more than five years after he disappeared as allegations mounted concerning his medical practice.

He was recently flown from Italy. An hearing could take placed Monday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

The 46-year-old Merrillville doctor was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2006 on 22 counts of fraud for allegedly scheming to bill insurance companies for procedures that were not needed or never performed.

A message seeking comment was left Saturday with his Merrillville attorney James Hough.

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