Former oncologist Dr. Farid Fata's appeal of his conviction was denied Wednesday.
Fata was convicted in an insurance fraud scheme after giving chemotherapy to cancer-free patients, overmedicated others and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Investigators say he made about $17 million from the scheme
He previously pleaded guilty to 13 counts of health care fraud, one count of conspiracy and receiving kickbacks in addition to two counts of promotional money laundering.
Fata , 51, of Oakland Township intentionally misdiagnosed 553 of his patients and administered debilitating treatments and invasive tests that they did not need.
In his failed appeal, among Fata's arguments was that his sentence was influenced by victim impact statements from relatives and that a "sufficient factual basis" was lacking in regards to his money laundering guilty plea.
In the court findings, it was ruled that Fata's arguments were not persuasive. Read for yourself below.