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Home Seeking Victim Information in Dr. Michael A. Hochman Investigation

Seeking Victim Information in Dr. Michael A. Hochman Investigation

The FBI’s San Antonio Division is seeking information in the investigation of Dr. Michael A. Hochman, who was recently indicted on one count of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and four counts of Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity.

Dr. Michael Hochman is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas as a specialist in ophthalmology in Laredo, Texas. Dr. Hochman owned and controlled Michael A. Hochman, PA, and the Laredo Laser & Surgery, Ltd., which were professional associations that purported to provide health care services in the State of Texas. It is believed that Dr. Hochman falsely diagnosed patients in order to conduct unnecessary medical procedures to maximize his profits. Dr. Hochman would then submit false and fraudulent claims to health care benefit programs for fraudulent services that did not comply with the health care benefit program requirements for reimbursement.

If you believe you and/or your minor dependent(s) were victimized by Dr. Hochman, or that you have information pertinent to this investigation, please fill out this short form. Your responses are voluntary but may be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on your response, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information.

The FBI is legally mandated to identify victims of federal crimes it investigates. Victims may be eligible for certain services, restitution, and rights under federal and/or state law. All identities of victims will be kept confidential.

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5. Did you seek an opinion from another doctor after having been treated by Dr. Hochman?

6. Have you reported this previously to local law enforcement, FBI, etc.?

7. Do you have any other information that may be pertinent to this investigation?

Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at