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DETROIT — A decide has refused to grant bond to a 77-yr-previous Detroit-area physician who’s charged with being at the middle of a multimillion-greenback scheme to peddle opioids and invoice insurance coverage providers for pointless remedies.

A federal magistrate decide says Dr. Rajendra Bothra, a local of India, may flee the country if launched.

An indictment unsealed final week says Bothra and five other doctors prescribed opioids to induce people to visit. The indictment says patients were forced to undergo other treatments. Nearly $500 million was billed to insurers, mostly Medicare and Medicaid.
Bothra operated pain clinics in Warren and Eastpointe. He’s charged with conspiracy, fraud and other crimes.

Defense attorney Thomas Cranmer is appealing the decision to keep Bothra detained. He says Bothra can be monitored with an electronic tether.

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