Second nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud
Published: October 22,2013
Tags: attorney, bench, Brittany Davis Powell, Cancer, court, Courtney Michelle Young, Cynthia Stewart, fraud, health, health care, justice, law, lawyer, legal, medical, medicine, Meera Sachdeva, nurse, nursing, oncology, plea, public health, Rose Cancer Center
SUMMIT — A second nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a south Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud.
Brittany Davis Powell pleaded guilty yesterday to misprision of a felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson.
Her lawyer, Cynthia Stewart, told the court that Powell lied to law enforcement about the owner of Rose Cancer Center ordering nurses to make retroactive entries in patients’ files.
The 25-year-old Powell faces up to three years in prison at sentencing on Jan. 10.
Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, pleaded guilty Oct. 15 on a similar charge. Her sentencing is Jan. 6.
Dr. Meera Sachdeva, who founded the clinic in Summit, is serving a 20-year sentence.
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