John Dang

Former Cleburne doctor John Dang spent 2019 in jail and may well remain there through his scheduled July 20 trial on several charges.

Dang remains jailed in lieu of $1,050,000 bond. Dang, during several pre-trial hearings, requested a bond reduction arguing that he is unable to make bail. 413th District Judge Bill Bosworth each time said more information is needed concerning Dang’s financial situation before such a request can be considered.

Dang arrived at one pre-trial hearing sporting stitches and bruises after having gotten into an altercation with another inmate.

Dang faces five indictments on charges of sexual assault against former patients and a charge of insurance fraud.

Dang is also named in an unrelated, and still pending, lawsuit filed by Johnson County in 2018. That suit targets pharmaceuticals and other defendants allegedly connected to opioid abuse instances.

Dang’s downtown Cleburne medical clinic shuttered suddenly in April 2018 shortly after the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended Dang’s state medical license pending further orders. The same board, in December 2018, ordered Dang’s license suspended and his former clinic was soon put up for sale.

Department of Labor officials seized records from Dang’s clinic in May 2007 as well as records from the clinics of several other Texas doctors. Dang’s attorney at that time, Cynthia Orr of San Antonio, said she did not know why Dang was being investigated by the Department of Labor and that officials at the time did not respond to phone calls for comment.

— Matt Smith

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