Detroit federal court to maintain jurisdiction over Farid Fata’s prison release request

Patients misdiagnosed with cancer, given unnecessary treatments including chemotherapy

Farid Fata

DETROIT – The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is maintaining jurisdiction over cancer doctor Farid Fata’s request for release from prison.

The announcement comes after Fata requested to be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. He recently made a request for compassionate release and reduction in sentence.

Read: Farid Fata requests release from federal prison due to COVID-19

According to federal prosecutors, Fata victimized 553 patients. He ordered unnecessary treatments on patients who did not have cancer including chemotherapy to enrich himself.

The Metro Detroit case made national news after a whistleblower blew Fata’s cover a few years ago.


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Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.