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Indiana surgeon arrested in Italy faces U.S. judge

Associated Press, March 2, 2010

An Indiana surgeon accused of fraud and malpractice who was arrested in December on an Italian mountainside after more than five years on the run appeared in a U.S. court March 1. Mark Weinberger, MD, is charged with 22 counts of healthcare fraud, including allegations he billed insurance companies for more than $300,000 for unnecessary or never-performed procedures. He also faces about 300 civil lawsuits from former patients, the Associated Press reports.