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      Federal judge keeps cancer doc's trial in Detroit

      Dr. Farid Fata

      An Oakland County cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary treatments will stand trial in Detroit federal court.

      U.S. District Judge Paul Borman on Tuesday denied Dr. Farid Fata's request to have his Aug. 12 trial moved out of southeastern Michigan.

      Fata's attorneys say publicity about the case has poisoned the jury pool.

      He's charged with committing fraud to enrich himself through health insurance programs. He was arrested in August.

      The government says Medicare was billed $225 million from August 2007 to July 2013.

      The government also says some patients were repeatedly exposed to powerful drugs despite having no cancer. Fata denies it.