A Texas urologist and his attorney wife who are accused of violating a U.S. trade embargo with Iran have also been indicted on healthcare fraud charges.
Federal prosecutors in Houston say a superseding indictment returned Thursday names Dr. Hossein Lahiji and Najmeh Vahid. They are charged with health care fraud and conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud. The indictment accuses them of having submitted false healthcare benefit claims since 2003. Prosecutors say Lahiji reported treating as many as 117 patients a day.