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Lawyer says cancer doctor can't post $9M bond

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DETROIT (AP) -

The lawyer for an Oakland County cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients says his client cannot post a $9 million bond.

Christopher Andreoff made the comment Wednesday, a day after a federal judge ordered bond for Dr. Farid Fata be increased from $170,000.

Prosecutors asked for the higher bond for fear Fata would flee the country. They say FBI tracing shows Fata and his wife have $9 million in liquid assets.

The government says Fata ripped off Medicare by giving chemotherapy to patients who didn't need it and diagnosing cancer when it wasn't apparent.

Andreoff says his client is innocent and that there's no evidence to prove the government's claims.

The 48-year-old Fata is being held at the Wayne County jail.

A preliminary examination is set for Aug. 20.

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