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U.S. V. Dr. Farid Fata Court Docket 13-CR-20600

NOTE:  All scheduled hearings will take place in Theodore J. Levin United States District Court, 231 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226.  The courtroom number of the scheduled hearing will be indicated in the announcement of the hearing, below.


4/17/2014 – Defense counsel files a “Motion for Change of Venue” with the Court.   If a hearing date is scheduled by the Court, the date and time will be posted to this webpage and the Victim Information Line: 1 – 888-702-0553. 


3/3/2014 - Judge Paul D. Borman has scheduled a subpoena procedure hearing to take place on March 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 


2/4/2014 – Dr. Farid Fata is arraigned on the fourth superseding indictment.  Judge Borman confirmed the trial will begin on August 12, 2014, and will be in session Monday through Friday  from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Any updates or newly scheduled court events will be reflected on this web site and the victim information line. 


1-23-14 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit enters an order affirming Judge Borman's order detaining Dr. Farid Fata pending trial.

For a copy of the Court of Appeals order,please click here

1-16-14 –  The Court tentatively resets the trial date to August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m.    Any changes to this date will be posted to this webpage and the victim information line: 1-888-702-0553. 


1/15/2014 - A 4th Superseding Indictment is filed against Dr. Farid Fata. This new indictment supersedes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  Superseding Indictments. The 4th Superseding Indictment now charges Dr. Fata with the following federal criminal violations:

Counts 1 through 19 - Health Care Fraud

Count 20 - Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Kickbacks

Count 21 - Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization

Counts 22 and 23 - Money Laundering

An arraignment and status conference are currently scheduled for February 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., before the Honorable Paul D. Borman.

Please note that an indictment is only an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Dr. Fata remains in custody.

For a copy of the 4th Superseding Indictment, please click here


1-10-14 – Judge Paul D. Borman scheduled a status conference to take place on January 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

12/18/2013 - A 3rd Superseding Indictment is filed against Dr. Fata. This new indictment supersedes the 1st and 2nd Superseding Indictments. The 3rd Superseding Indictment now charges Dr. Fata with the following federal criminal violations:

Counts 1 through 19 - Health Care Fraud

Count 20 - Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Kickbacks

Count 21 - Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization

An arraignment is currently scheduled for February 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., before the Honorable Paul D. Borman. This hearing will take place in conjunction with the status conference currently scheduled for the same date and time in Judge Borman’s courtroom, room 737.

Please note that an indictment is only an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. Dr. Fata remains in custody.

For a copy of the 3rd Superseding Indictment, please click here

12-16-13 – Judge Paul D. Borman grants defense counsel’s request to adjourn the trial date. A new trial date has been scheduled for April 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. A status conference has been scheduled to take place on February 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
12/2/2013 – Dr. Farid Fata is arraigned on the second superseding indictment. Another status conference has been scheduled for Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The date of the conference may change to Thursday, December 12 or Friday, December 13. Any changes will be reflected on this website and on the information line.

11/27/13 - Arraignment on the Second Superseding Indictment and Status Conference are scheduled to take place on 12/2/13 at 3:00 pm in the courtroom of the Honorable Paul D. Borman


11/20/2013 - The U.S. Attorney’s Office files a 2nd Superseding Indictment adding additional counts.  This new indictment supersedes the 1st Superseding Indictment.  The new indictment now charges Dr. Fata with the following federal criminal violations:
Counts 1 through 17 - Health Care Fraud
Count 18 - Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Kickbacks
Count 19 - Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization

Please note that an indictment is only an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
A date will be scheduled by the Court for the defendant’s arraignment on these new charges. Once scheduled, that date will be posted to this website. Dr. Fata remains in custody.

For a copy of the 2nd Superseding Indictment, please click here

A status conference is scheduled for December 2, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. to address any pre-trial issues.

The trial date is rescheduled to February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Hearings will take place in the courtroom of the Honorable Paul D. Borman, courtroom 737.


The United States Attorney’s Office does not take any position on civil litigation involving former patients of Dr. Farid Fata.  We are unable to provide any legal advice or recommend counsel regarding civil lawsuits.  Nonetheless, victims or potential victims should be aware of the following civil lawsuit involving Dr. Fata’s corporations and a deadline related to that litigation:

October 29, 2013:  Complaint for Offer of Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors filed in Oakland County Circuit Court entitled, In Re: Michigan Hematology-Oncology, PC, Michigan Radiation Institute, LLC, United Diagnostics, PLLC, Vital Pharmacare, LLC.  (Case No. 2013-137010-CB)(Judge Potts).  

For further information regarding this litigation and to inquire about filing a claim before the current deadline of January 24, 2014, you may contact:

Attorney John Polderman
Simon PLC Attorneys & Counselors
37000 Woodward Avenue, Suite 250  
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Telephone:  248-720-0290
Facsimile:     248-720-0291
jpolderman@simonattys.com

To Access the Complaint for Offer of Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, click here

10/11/2013 – Judge Paul D. Borman issues an Amended Opinion and Order Detaining Defendant Farid Fata Pending Trial

10/10/2013 -  Dr. Fata files an appeal of the detention order issued by Judge Paul D. Borman

To Access a copy of the Amended Opinion and Order, Please click here

 

10/2/2013   Judge Borman holds a hearing to address the defendant’s motion requesting a modification of bond conditions.  An order of detention pending trial is entered by the judge for defendant Dr. Farid Fata.   Dr. Fata will remain in custody during the pendency of this case.  Judge Borman’s ruling does not signify a determination of guilt, only a determination that there is a risk of flight based on the evidence presented.  


9/24/2013 -  Judge Borman schedules the date and time of the arraignment on the superseding indictment.   The arraignment will take place on October 2, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., in conjunction with the motion hearing outlined below in line item 9/20/13.    The purpose of the arraignment is to formally provide Dr. Fata with a copy of the superseding indictment outlining the new charges he is facing.  Both hearings will take place in the Courtroom of the Honorable Paul D. Borman, room 737.

Please note that an indictment is only an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.   

9/20/2013 -  Judge Borman reschedules the time currently scheduled for the motion hearing.   Please note this hearing will now take place on  October 2, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.  The motion hearing will address the defendants request for a modification of the bond/pretrial release conditions.  This hearing will take place Courtroom of the Honorable Paul D. Borman, room 737.


9/17/2013 – The U.S. Attorney’s Office supersedes the original grand jury indictment, adding additional counts. The new indictment now charges Dr. Fata with the following federal criminal violations:

Counts 1 through 12 - Health Care Fraud
Count 13 - Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Kickbacks
Count 14 - Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization

Please note that an indictment is only an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A date will be scheduled by the Court for the defendant’s arraignment on these new charges. Once scheduled, that date will be posted to this website. Dr. Fata remains in custody, unable to post the bond as set forth by the Court.

To Access a copy of the Superseding Indictment, Please click here

 

9/11/2013 – The Honorable Paul D. Borman schedules a motion hearing to take place on October 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to address the defendant’s motion for modification of pretrial release/bond conditions.  Hearing will take place in Judge Borman’s  courtroom number 737, located on the 7th floor of the United States District Court. 

8/21/2013 – The Honorable Paul D. Borman schedules a trial date of October 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.  Trial will take place in Judge Borman’s  courtroom number 737, located on the 7th floor of the United States District Court. 

8/14/2013 – The U.S. Attorney’s Office obtains a grand jury indictment, charging Dr. Fata with one count of “Health Card Fraud”.

To Access a copy of the Indictment, Please click here

 

8/13/2013 – The Honorable Sean F. Cox sets bond/pretrial release for defendant Dr. Fata in the amount of $9,000,000 secured.   Unable to post bond, defendant remains in custody. 

8/8/2013: Magistrate Judge David R. Grand signs a bond order for the defendant.  The government appeals Magistrate Judge Grand’s order. 

8/6/2013:  Federal search warrants are executed at the offices of Dr. Farid Fata.  Dr. Fata is arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with Health Care Fraud.  The government requests that the court detain the defendant in the custody of the U.S. Marshal Service pending the resolution of the case.

To Access a copy of the Complaint, Please click here
 

 

 

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