The fugitive doctor from Indiana accused of fraud and malpractice has been returned to the U.S.

Authorities say Mark Weinberger could face a judge in Hammond, Ind. as early as Tuesday.

In December, he was arrested while hiding in the mountains of Italy. Weinberger disappeared from his Merrillville surgery clinic more than five years ago.

In 2006 he was indicted on 22 counts of fraud for allegedly scheming to bill insurance companies for procedures that were not needed or never performed.