Psychiatrist Alfonso Madrid and physiatrist Luis Faura Clavel were accused of federal fraud by the United States Department of Labor. The accusations against them, in short, are for having issued medical reports with fraudulent information as to facilitate an incapacity designation of patients in order to receive economic benefits on behalf of the Federal Government. According to the indictment, undercover agents had interviews with both doctors, who allegedly worked together, and obtained medical certificates with false diagnose. It is indicated that the doctors charged from $150 to $1,000, for said medical certificates. Another accusation against them is for defrauding the health care insurance provider Triple-S, with the purpose of charging medical visits that never happened.
If such accusations are proven, they are a strong hit on the credibility of two health care professionals, whom, at a certain time, were prestigious and respected in their respective medical fields.