Nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud

Guilty-stamp-1024x723SUMMIT — A nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a former cancer clinic involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud.

Courtney Michelle Young pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony today in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

A plea agreement filed in court records said Young faces up to three years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine at sentencing Jan. 6.

Another nurse, Brittany Davis Powell, is scheduled to plead guilty Oct. 21 to the same charge.

Both women worked at the Rose Cancer Center in Summit before it was shut down and its owner, Dr. Meera Sachdeva, sentenced to federal prison for 20 years.

Prosecutors say the nurses failed to report that Sachdeva ordered nurses to make retroactive entries in patients’ files.

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