Three Texas healthcare providers will face trial for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and mail fraud, according to the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation.
On June 17, 2020, a federal grand jury returned indictments against Arlington-based Dr. Clinton Battle, his nurse practitioner Donna Green, and his medical assistant Yajaira Lopez, the DWC reported.
According to the indictments, Battle allegedly issued prescriptions for controlled substances without conducting a proper medical exam, knowing the drugs would likely be distributed illegally. The indictments allege that Battle allowed Green to use his DEA registration number and medical credentials to issue these prescriptions. Battle and Lopez also allegedly submitted falsified claims to health insurers and to the Texas DWC.