Posted on July 30, 2020 at 4:00 AM
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has denied Farid Fata’s motion for compassionate release from federal prison due to his age, health and the risks presented by COVID-19. He has served 5 years of his 45-year sentence.
Fata was an oncologist/hematologist who is engaged in “years-long extensive criminal conduct was undeniably dreadful-to-behold.” Fata knowingly administered chemotherapy and other unnecessary cancer fighting treatments and diagnostic testing to hundreds of patients/victims who either did not have cancer or did not need the cancer treatments just so that he could bill for them.
The court denied Fata’s motion, holding that he is not at high risk for contracting COVID-19 and is not otherwise old enough or sick enough for compassionate release. The court further held that Fata’s “horrific crimes . . . committed solely for greed for such a long period of time, establish” a continuing danger to the community.