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Fund to cover funeral expenses for rogue doctor's patients

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DETROIT (AP) -

A restitution fund will cover funeral expenses for victims of a Detroit-area doctor who misled people into believing they had cancer.

The Detroit News reports that Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine Dick said Monday that the compensation plan also will include reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses related to remedial treatments patients needed as the result of Dr. Farid Fata's medical orders and care.

Fata was paid millions of dollars by insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 people through needless treatments. He was sentenced in July, months after pleading guilty in Detroit federal court, and is appealing his 45-year prison sentence.

His assets are being liquidated.

A court-appointed facilitator will begin meeting in May with victims to develop a document to apply for restitution.

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