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Michigan Attorney General recognizes crime victims at vigil

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LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

The victims of Dr. Farid Fata were recognized with an award.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette recognized the victims at the 28th Annual Crime Victims Vigil at the Michigan Capitol on April 13.

Geraldine Parkin, wife of one of Fata’s victims, was presented with the Crime Victim Advocate of the Year award.

Fata is a former Oakland county oncologist who plead guilty in September 2014 to 13 counts of health care fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiring to pay and receive kickbacks.

He was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Parkin’s husband received unnecessary treatment by Fata and became disabled as a result, the Attorney General’s Office said.

“Geraldine Parkin was and continues to be a symbol of strength for the victims of Dr. Fata,” said Schuette. “She has earned this award through her advocacy and her commitment to help find justice for so many people hurt so badly.”

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