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From, of course, the often linked QuackWatch:
Cancer fraud doctor gets lengthy prison sentence

Farid Fata, M.D., a cancer specialist who practiced near Detroit, Michigan, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Last year, he pleaded guilty to 13 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks, and two counts of money laundering, and admitted that he gave patients treatments that were not needed. The final version of his indictment stated that he had prescribed and administered aggressive chemotherapy and other treatments to patients who did not need them in order to increase his billings to Medicare and three insurance companies. His medical license was revoked last year.
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Of course I have absolutely zero sympathy for this Cunt: chemotherapy of the various kinds have obvious severe to life-threatening side-effects. We accept them against the known "side effect" of cancer. To inflict such without need is nothing more than beating the shit out of someone for their wallet.

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He cried at his sentencing. Poor baby. ... apy_s.html
Maggie Dorsey did not appear to draw much relief from from Fata's sentencing.

After leading a group of 20 victims and relatives of former patients in a Tuesday series of court statements on the impact of Fata's fraudulent care, Dorsey stood outside the courthouse with a stoic expression once the sentence was issued.

"I don't know," she said, shaking her head when asked her reaction to the 45-year prison term.

She wore a protective glove as a result of severe neuropathy suffered after Fata treated her with chemotherapy for multiple myeloma.

She never actually had multiple myeloma.
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Post by Anaxagoras »

I remember hearing about this. Just horrid. If it wouldn't be a waste of money that should go to compensate the victims I'd say he should be forced to undergo chemo for the duration of his prison term too.

What does a 45-year sentence mean in practice though? Do you get time off for good behavior? Eligible for parole halfway though or anything like that?
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