Lawyer Christopher Andreoff said he was disappointed by the bond set by U.S. District Judge Sean Cox because Fata has no money, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.
"We cannot post or get a surety bond for $9 million," Andreoff said. "And if you went to a bondsmen, that would require $900,000 [down]."
The attorney had requested a $25,000 bond.
Cox raised Fata's bond from the initial $170,000 set last week after prosecutors said they had located resources that Fata had hidden.
The judge also ordered the doctor not to practice while the legal proceedings are ongoing.
Fata, of Oakland Township, is accused of billing Medicare more than $150 million and collecting $65 million for services the government alleges were medically unnecessary and unwarranted.
Andreoff says there's no proof Medicare was ever defrauded.
In raising Fata's bond, Cox said prosecutors had established the doctor "has a motive, and the means, to flee the country."
The judge wrote, "this is not the typical type of healthcare fraud" because Fata is charged with intentionally misdiagnosing patients and then giving them "unnecessary treatments that are essentially poison."
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