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What to make of former doctor Fata's crimes

Dr. Farid Fata built a criminal enterprise that set out to make healthy people deathly ill and keep them that way until they died with the cash register ringing all along the way.

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Ex-doctor Farid Fata gets 45 years in prison

A Detroit-area cancer doctor who put patients through unnecessary treatments to reap millions of dollars from insurers has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Courtroom notes: 1st day of sentencing for cancer doctor

Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday.

Victims describe devastating impact of Fata's treatments

Click here to read statements and stories from victims and their families about the impact of Dr. Farid Fata's unnecessary cancer treatments.

Cancer doctor’s fraud investigation widens

The investigation into a Detroit-area cancer specialist who pleaded guilty to federal charges and admits he gave patients unneeded treatments is expanding to include other doctors.

Dr. Farid Fata pleads guilty to 16 counts

He owned Michigan Hematology Oncology, which had many offices in suburban Detroit.

Cancer doctor whistleblower: Did state ignore allegations?

Local 4's Paula Tutman investigates why the state appears to have ignored a nurse's detailed description of blatantly fraud happening under the care of a cancer doctor.

Dr. Fata had dream to buy $3M castle

With tens of millions of dollars coming in, the FBI says Fata was looking at where to invest, including luxury properties overseas.

11 civil suits filed against cancer doctor

A year ago Wednesday, the feds charged Dr. Farid Fata with a laundry list of criminal charges. Now 11 civil suits from former patients and their families have been filed.

Dr. Farid Fata won't get change of venue

The cancer doctor accused of purposely misdiagnosing patients so that he could collect more money from Medicare won't get his trial moved out of southeastern Michigan. 

Dr. Fata seeks change of venue for trial

Attorneys for the Oakland County cancer doctor accused of defrauding Medicare for millions is asking for his federal trial to be moved out of Michigan because of ...

Feds want $10M, more upon Fata conviction

Federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of about $10.2 million, a vehicle and several properties ...

Dr. Fata denies new charges

The Michigan cancer doctor accused of misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments in order to allegedly defraud Medicare was back in court Monday ...

Dr. Farid Fata faces additional criminal charges

Dr. Farid Fata, the cancer doctor accused of misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments is facing additional criminal charges.

Cancer doc denied bond, headed to federal prison

A Detroit-area cancer doctor accused of fraud won't be released from jail ...

Hospital changes policy; provides Fata records for free

Just days after the group 'Patients and Families Treated by Dr. Fata' picketed Crittenton Hospital Saturday in protest of being charged for copies of their medical records, the hospital has...

Trial date set for cancer doctor charged with fraud

The Detroit- area doctor accused of misdiagnosing patients as part of a health care fraud scheme is scheduled to go to trial on charges in October.

Bond question in Fata case: $9 million vs. $25,000

Nearly one week after Dr. Farid Fata was arrested, detained and charged with Medicare Fraud and deliberately poisoning patients for profit ...

Govt. fights to keep Fata in jail with $9M bond

The U.S. government is requesting bond for the doctor at the center of multi-million dollar Medicare fraud be...

Oncologist charged with fraud freed, govt. loses appeal

An unusual federal detention hearing for a Detroit-area oncologist charged with ...

Family speaks out following local cancer doctor's arrest

There are now more questions than answers for a local family who lost their father last year.  Alonzo Jamison Sr. was....

Feds: Doctor lied to cancer patients, gave out toxic doses

A Michigan doctor is accused of deliberately misdiagnosing patients with cancer and other conditions in order to commit health care fraud ...

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