The U.S. Attorney’s office said that Fata, “is the most egregious fraudster in the history of the country.”
A Detroit-area cancer doctor who put patients through needless, grueling treatments to collect millions from insurers has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
Fata has the opportunity on Friday to speak to the judge and address his victims.
Dr. Farid Fata has admitted to ordering excessive treatments to get millions of dollars from insurers.
Expert Testifies Cancer Doctor With Hundreds Of Fraud Victims Gave ‘Stunning’ Number Of Unneeded Injections
The government says Farid Fata’s work was “tainted by his greed.”
Feds Say Metro Detroit Cancer Doctor’s Victims Top 550; Call Him ‘Most Egregious Fraudster’ In U.S. History
It’s the first time that federal prosecutors have put a number on Dr. Farid Fata’s victims, and they’re asking for life in prison.
Dr. Farid Fata admits he gave patients unneeded treatments before billing Medicare and other insurers.
An attorney filed suits in Oakland County Circuit court on behalf of 11 patients given unnecessary chemo by Dr. Farid Fata.
Attorneys for Dr. Farid Fata say publicity about the case has poisoned the jury pool.
“Basically they gave us free rein to take whatever was of any value …”