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Farid Fata, aka 'Doctor Death,' wants early release to avoid Covid risk


May 19, 2020, 9:09 AM

Yes, the irony here is deep enough to slice with a scalpel.

A notorious former Detroit-area cancer doctor who admitted lying to patients and defrauding Medicare now wants compassion to avoid lung virus expoure in federal prison. WDIV has coverage:

According to federal prosecutors, Dr. Farid Fata victimized 553 patients, ordering at least 9,000 unnecessary infusions or injection -- including chemotherapy for people who did not have cancer.

Fata pleaded guilty [in 2014] and was sentenced to 45 years, but because of coronavirus, he wants to be released early. ...

According to a motion filed on his behalf, Fata feels he should be released early because of his “deteriorating health,” which includes "type 2 diabetes, gastro intestinal bleeding and early dementia." The motion also states Fata is at significant risk of infection because he is 55.

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Dr. Farid Fata

No way, says Geraldine Parkin, whose husband's cancer was in remission when Fata -- called "Doctor Death" by critics -- continued treatments for about nine months.

"He took an oath, broke the oath, he has no remorse," Parkin said. "The only remorse he has is becuase he got caught."

Fata, a Lebanese immigrant who lived in Oakland Township, bilked Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare of about $34 million by prescribing chemotherapy to cancer-free patients while over-medicating others at his five Detroit-area hematology and oncology clinics. The case was one of the largest health care frauds in American history.


Read more:  WDIV


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