Former Illinois doctor in US custody, facing fraud charges - KMOV.com

Former Illinois doctor in US custody, facing fraud charges

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A doctor who spent a dozen years on the run from federal fraud charges in Illinois has been returned to the United States from Peru.
   
Dr. Juan Rios, 65, was arraigned Wednesday in federal court in East St. Louis.
   
That's where the former Florissant, Mo., resident is accused of billing insurance companies more than $1 million for services never rendered. He's also accused of fraudulently claiming total disability insurance proceeds, using a Social Security number that wasn't his, and failing to appear at his first arraignment in 1999.
   
Rios originally was released in November 1999 on $3.5 million bail, but he skipped his arraignment the next month and became a fugitive.
   
He had medical offices in Collinsville and Bethalto.
   
Rios' attorney declined to comment.
 

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