Saturday, July 18, 2015

Slow Saturday Special: Fata Diagnosis in Detroit

"Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45-year term on fraud charges" Associated Press  July 11, 2015

DETROIT — Calling the scheme ‘‘horrific,’’ a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor Friday to 45 years in prison for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless and harmful treatments.

Before his decision, US District Judge Paul Borman had heard stories of brittle bones and fried organs as patients chillingly described the effects of excessive chemotherapy at the hands of Dr. Farid Fata.

Fata ‘‘shut down whatever compassion he had as a doctor and switched it to making money,’’ Borman said.

Fata, 50, offered no excuses. Stone-faced all week in court, he repeatedly broke down in loud sobs as he begged for mercy Friday.

‘‘I misused my talents, yes, and permitted this sin to enter me because of power and greed,’’ Fata said....

Poor guy.


Also seePatients lash out at ‘monster’ cancer doctor in fraud case

All he was doing was getting phat.