The Dallas Morning News, July 23, 2013
Local authorities forced the closure of Dr. Tariq Mahmood's Central Texas Hospital in Cameron, TX Monday, leaving only the emergency room operating, according to employees and city officials. The Dallas Morning News published a report eight days ago examining how his chain of rural Texas hospitals has been allowed to operate over the last four years, despite numerous warnings of dangers to patients reaching multiple government agencies. A whistleblower also reported in 2008 that Mahmood was engaging in allegedly fraudulent practices, but her warnings to the Texas attorney general and U.S. Justice Department went nowhere. Attorney General Greg Abbott has not responded to requests for comment.