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Cut off a limb? Maybe not. Perform unnecessary open-heart surgery? No problem. Mr. Patton appears to be ignorant or in denial.

“But an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Sacramento contains allegations from competing cardiologists that as many as half of the heart surgeries and tests performed by the pair were "unnecessary by commonly held medical standards," and that an estimated 25 percent were performed on patients who had no serious heart problems.”

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"I was just one of the lucky ones," Corapi, 55, said in an interview from Wyoming, where he is addressing a religious convention all weekend. "They didn't saw my chest open, but I came within minutes of it. I'm lucky to be alive."

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"Many of the surgery patients were falsely told by Moon that they suffered from a serious heart malady and that they would soon die without surgical intervention," FBI agent Michael Skeen wrote in a 70-page affidavit accompanying search warrants.”

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