Nurse pleads guilty in cancer clinic fraud case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a south Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud.

Brittany Davis Powell pleaded guilty Monday to misprision of a felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

Her lawyer, Cynthia Stewart, told the court that Powell lied to law enforcement about the owner of Rose Cancer Center ordering nurses to make retroactive entries in patients’ files.

The 25-year-old Powell faces up to three years in prison at sentencing on Jan. 10.

Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, pleaded guilty Oct. 15 on a similar charge. Her sentencing is Jan. 6.

Dr. Meera Sachdeva, who founded the clinic in Summit, is serving a 20-year sentence. 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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