LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Country music legend Merle Haggard believes he may have been one of the patients who received unnecessary procedures at a Redding hospital, which FBI agents raided last week.
Federal authorities are investigating whether Dr. Chae Moon, director of cardiology at Redding Medical Center, and Dr. Fidel Realyvasquez Jr., chairman of the center's cardiac surgery program, ordered costly surgeries for healthy patients and then billed Medicare. Neither physician has been charged.
Haggard, 65, returned home to Redding after being on tour and found the town in an uproar over the allegations. The musician said he had a pair of heart stents put in by Moon and was suspicious of the operation at the time.
"I suspected when it was done to me that I didn't need" an operation, Haggard told the Los Angeles Times for Wednesday's editions. "The whole thing has made me mad. I'm just waiting here for the FBI to contact me."
Brown's daughters agonized over lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) -- James Brown's daughters said they agonized about suing their father over songs for which they claim they deserve royalties.
"We knew the consequences of bringing all this out -- all the publicity this would get," Yamma Brown Lumar told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for Wednesday's editions, in her first public statement about the lawsuit.
"We love our father. ... It's been extremely difficult. This is family. This is our father. It's taken a lot of soul-searching and digging deep."
Lumar, 29, and Deanna Brown Thomas, 33, filed the lawsuit in September in federal court in Atlanta, contending they co-own the copyrights to 23 songs,
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