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A Valencia doctor is expected to plead guilty Thursday to health care fraud stemming from a $6.5 million scheme to scam Medicare by billing the program for health services that were never provided to “patients,” some of whom were deceased.

Gary J. Ordog, 61, is set to enter his plea to one of the nine counts of health care fraud leveled against him in Los Angeles last year.

Prosecutors said the physician ostensibly specialized in various toxicological symptoms, including those related to mold and chemical exposures. He would see a patient at least once.

Subsequently, often several years after the last time he saw a patient, he would submit false claims to Medicare for purported additional visits that, in fact, never occurred, according to federal prosecutors.

In some instances, court papers show, Ordog billed Medicare for services provided to beneficiaries who were dead.

—Staff and wire reports

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