JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities are seeking the forfeiture of $19,549 from a billing agent who pleaded guilty in a fraud case involving a cancer clinic in south Mississippi.
Three people, including the doctor who founded the Rose Cancer Center in Summit, have pleaded guilty in the case. Prosecutors say old needles were reused at the clinic, chemotherapy drugs were diluted and public and private insurance was overbilled millions.
Monica Weeks handled the clinic's billing from her Ridgeland firm, Medical Billing Group. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy in July. A filing in U.S. District Court in Jackson on Friday said the government wants her to give up $19,549.
The clinic's founder, Dr. Meera Sachdeva, had previously been ordered to forfeit $5.6 million and five pieces of property.
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