A Dallas doctor and businessman convicted of a health-care fraud conspiracy involving East Texas hospitals has been ordered to pay $1.22 million to the United States.
Dr. Tariq Mahmood, a 65-year-old general practitioner from Cedar Hill, was found guilty in July 2014 of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, seven counts of health care fraud and seven counts of aggravated identity fraud. In September, he was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison.
Monday, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced a $1.22 million civil judgment against Mahmood, who owned and operated multiple rural hospitals across Texas including Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Cozby-Germany Hospital in Grand Saline and Renaissance Hospital in Terrell. Those hospitals closed because of financial struggles.