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Cancer Doc Wants Fraud Trial Moved From Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) - A cancer specialist accused of fraud is returning to court to learn if his trial will be moved out of southeastern Michigan.

Attorneys for Dr. Farid Fata say publicity about the case has poisoned the jury pool. They say the allegations are well-known and widely believed long before a trial.

Federal Judge Paul Borman is holding a court hearing Tuesday in Detroit.

The Oakland County doctor is charged with committing fraud to enrich himself through health insurance programs. The government says some patients were repeatedly exposed to powerful drugs despite having no cancer. He denies it.

In a separate matter, lawyer Christopher Andreoff wants the public to pay for his defense of Fata. He says Fata has run out of money to pay him.

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