Woman pleads not guilty to chemo fraud charges
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former cancer clinic employee has pleaded not guilty to 11 federal charges alleging that patients were given less chemotherapy or cheaper drugs than they were led to believe.
Prosecutors say the Rose Cancer Center in Summit also reused needles on multiple people as part of a multimillion-dollar Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Prosecutors say 43-year-old Monica Weeks of Madison did billing for the clinic. She pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released on a bond on her home. Weeks' attorney said he would comment later.
Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the 50-year-old founder of the clinic, was indicted with Weeks and another employee last week. The clinic has been shut down.
Sachdeva has been held without bond since her arrest. Her attorney says she'll plead not guilty and "go from there."