The lawyer for a Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients says his client cannot post a $9 million bond.
Christopher Andreoff made the comment Wednesday, a day after a federal judge ordered bond for Dr. Farid Fata be increased from $170,000.
Prosecutors asked for the higher bond for fear Fata would flee the country.
They say FBI tracing shows Fata and his wife have $9 million in liquid assets.
The government says Fata ripped off Medicare by giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't need it and diagnosing cancer when it wasn't apparent.
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Andreoff says his client is innocent and that there's no evidence to prove the government's claims.
The 48-year-old Fata is being held at the Wayne County jail.
A preliminary examination is set for Aug. 20.
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