DETROIT (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of giving chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it is a flight risk and a danger to the community.
Prosecutor Catherine Dick asked a judge on Tuesday to order a $9 million bond and bar Dr. Farid Fata from practicing medicine.
Defense lawyer Christopher Andreoff told the judge that Fata was prepared to post a $170,000 bond previously ordered. Andreoff also says the government already seized a majority of the cash available to his client.
The judge said he would rule on the issue of bond by the end of the day.
The government accuses Fata of ripping off Medicare for millions by giving chemotherapy to patients who didn’t need it and diagnosing cancer when the illness wasn’t apparent.