Dr Oz: Doctor Guilty Of Fraud & Money Laundering
Every doctor takes an oath to do no harm, which millions take seriously. But one doctor in particular exploited more than 550 patients for profit and exposed them to dangerous cancer treatments they never even needed. In July 2015, Dr Farid Fata, a former Detroit-area cancer specialist, was sentenced to 45 years in prison. He was convicted after administering poisonous chemotherapy treatments to patients who didn’t need them. Some of those patients didn’t even have cancer. Dr Fata brought in more than $17,000,000 through fraudulent billing as he carried out the scam, and allegedly prescribed more than 9,000 unnecessary injections and infusions to 553 patients.
He eventually plead guilty to Medicare fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy.