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Restitution website set up for cancer doctor's victims

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DETROIT (AP) -

Victims of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who put hundreds of patients through needless treatments can now start filing claims seeking reimbursement for medical costs and other expenses.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced Thursday that a restitution fund of $11.7 million has been set aside for victims of oncologist Farid Fata and that they can begin filing their claims through a new website.

A facilitator will oversee the claims process, review each application and then make a recommendation to a judge. The judge will then have the final say on how much money each victim receives.

The government identified about 553 victims, many of whom were told they had cancer and needed to undergo excessive chemotherapy.

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