Medicare or Medicaid fraud may be at the center of a raid by the FBI, federal health agents and Texas Attorney General’s investigators on one of the Rio Grand Valley health care businesses run by former state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Sr.
Munoz, who served in the Legislature from 1993 to 1997, is the president of the Texas Healthcare Advocacy Association. His son, state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr., D-Palmview, is completing his first term representing District 36.
Agents would not tell the McAllen Monitor the reason they executed a search warrant Thursday on Hosanna Health Care in Mission, just north of the border with Mexico, according to its story today. No arrests have been made.
Erik Vasys, a spokesman for the FBI, referred to the raid as “a regular and usual investigative activity.”
In 2010, Muñoz sued several people responsible for circulating fliers during a local school board race depicting Muñoz as a rat and accusing him of health insurance fraud. The case is pending in district court.
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