A Carrizo Springs doctor with multiple offices throughout the Southwest Texas border area, including Uvalde, and his office manager face federal charges in connection with alleged illegal drug distribution, health care fraud and aggravated identity theft scheme.
U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Division Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, and, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the charges last Friday.
A 20-count federal grand jury indictment – returned May 29 in Del Rio and unsealed Friday by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses – charges Dr. Alfonso Luevano, age 50, with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, 10 substantive counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five substantive counts of Health Care Fraud, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.
Ofelia Martinez, a 50-year-old employee of Dr. Luevano and resident of Carrizo Springs, is charged in both conspiracy counts, the five health care fraud counts, and the three aggravated identity theft counts.
“DEA will always pursue these ‘drug dealers in white coats’ who are fueling our ongoing opioid crisis.”
DEA Special Agent in Charge
Martinez was formerly known as Ofelia Moreno.
As alleged in the indictment, Luevano regularly provided prescriptions for scheduled controlled substances – including Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and fentanyl – to patients outside the bounds of accepted medical practice and for no legitimate medical purpose.
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