Harlingen man among three found guilty of fraud, money laundering

MCALLEN — Three men associated with a Texas health care company were found guilty by a federal jury for their roles in a $150 million health care fraud scheme.

According to a news release, the jury found Rodney Mesquias, 47, of San Antonio, Henry McInnis, 47, of Harlingen, and Francisco Pena, 82, of Laredo guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering after a three-week trial.

Mesquias and McInnis were also found guilty of six counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, as well as one count of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks . Pena was also convicted of one count of health care fraud, obstruction of health care investigations and one count of false statements.

U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera presided over the trial and set sentencing for June 17.