US Wants Accused $35M Medicare Fraudster's Bond Revoked

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday urged a Michigan federal judge to revoke a release order for a doctor accused of fraudulently billing Medicare for $35 million in unnecessary cancer tests and treatments, saying he posed a strong flight risk.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Dr. Farid Fata’s wealth and ties to Lebanon — as well as the extent of the alleged fraud and “substantial” evidence backing the government’s case — translate into a “serious” risk that he will attempt to leave the U.S. without any...
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