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Ex-City Commissioner With Drug-Marketing Job Convicted of Role in $1.7M Fraud Scheme

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 300 | 0 | 0 min read

A marketer for a Penitas, Texas, pharmacy who also served as a Pharr city commissioner was convicted Wednesday for his role in a scheme to defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Texas announced.    Oscar Elizondo (booking photo) Part of 47-year-old Oscar Elizondo’s job at Penitas Family Pharmacy was to entice employees insured under a Blue Cross health plan to turn over their insurance information in order to receive subscriptions for expensive scar creams and prescription pain patches, prosecutors said. Prosec...

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