Feds want $10 million, more if Dr. Farid Fata is convicted
Oakland County doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing cancer patients as part of insurance scheme
DETROIT – Federal prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of about $10.2 million, a vehicle and several properties from an Oakland County doctor accused of intentionally misdiagnosing cancer patients as part of an alleged multi-million-dollar insurance scheme.
Dr. Farid Fata is accused of committing fraud to enrich himself through health insurance programs. The government says his practice billed Medicare $225 million from August 2007 to July 2013. He is expected to face trial as early as August, 2014.
If Fata is convicted, federal prosecutors have a list of things they say are subject to criminal forfeiture including his 2011 Acura RDX Turbo, his home and several other land property.
Fata faces charges including health care fraud and a count of receiving kickbacks and unlawful procurement of naturalization.
He is being held at a federal prison in Milan, Mich., until trial.
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