Plea change hearing set in cancer fraud case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a second nurse charged with withholding information about a crime at a former cancer clinic accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud.

A filing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson says Brittany Davis Powell will plead guilty Oct. 21.

Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, is scheduled to plead guilty Tuesday.

They worked at Rose Cancer Center in Summit before it was shut down and its owner, Dr. Meera Sachdeva, sentenced to prison for 20 years.

They’re charged with misprision of a felony. Prosecutors say they didn’t report that Sachdeva ordered nurses to make retroactive entries in patients’ files.

Young’s lawyer, Thomas Fortner, says the nurses aren’t charged with more serious allegations the clinic faced, like reusing syringes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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