(NEWSER) – Dr. Farid Fata put hundreds of people through hell in order to line his own pockets, and now federal prosecutors are seeking to put the Detroit-area oncologist away for 175 years. Fata has admitted that he misdiagnosed patients—553 of them, according to prosecutors—and ordered chemotherapy and other unnecessary treatments for patients who didn't even have cancer, report NBC News, which says some 9,000 needless injections or infusions were allegedly given.

Prosecutors say patients who really did have cancer were lied to about their chances of survival so he could give them more treatments. The doctor, who bilked patients and insurance companies for millions, in September pleaded guilty to fraud and will face some of his victims at a sentencing hearing that begins today, reports WXYZ.

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