Nurse sentenced in cancer clinic fraud case


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A second woman has been sentenced this week to house arrest for failing to report a crime at a Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud.

Brittany Davis Powell, a nurse at the clinic, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Jackson to three years' probation, with the first two months on house arrest.

She pleaded guilty Oct. 21 to withholding information that the owner of Rose Cancer Center in Summit ordered nurses to make retroactive entries in patients' files.

Another nurse, Courtney Michelle Young, was sentenced on a similar charge Monday to three months house arrest.

Dr. Meera Sachdeva, the clinic's founder, is serving a 20-year sentence after pleading guilty to health care fraud and making false statements.

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