Detroit area oncologist Farid Fata, M.D., was sentenced to nearly half a century in federal prison for bombarding and killing healthy patients with massive doses of chemotherapy, and for defrauding Medicare and insurance companies of more than $30,000,000. The insidious and deranged cancer doctor pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud as well as conspiracy, naming in court more than a handful of his co-conspirators – other fraudsters whose names have yet to be released, except to prosecuting attorneys for ongoing investigations.
Although Fata’s healthcare scheme is the biggest and most insidious ever recorded in U.S. history, thus far, Fata is the only one who has been charged. How can that be, when he confessed to conspiracy. Last time we looked, by definition, conspiring involves more than one person. How long will Michigan and Detroit officials let other chemo-fraudsters dose healthy people before putting a stop to the multi-location racket that’s ongoing at the cancer industrial complex known as Karmanos?
Over the course of nine long years, Fata essentially killed over 500 people with his “European Protocol” – a completely self-fabricated overdose of chemotherapy he administered to healthy people in order to become rich and powerful, according to his own testimony, as he confessed in court. This included overdosing people even during their last days of life. Using aggressive intravenous treatments, Fata jacked up his billings and fraudulent claims to Medicare and insurance companies, solicited kickbacks from hospice centers for referrals of patients, and used those proceeds to administer more unnecessary and expensive PET scans (positron emission tomography) that he billed to private insurers.