Judge keeps Bloomfield Hills doctor locked

Saying it’s not even close, a judge is keeping a Bloomfield Hills doctor behind bars while he awaits trial in a case of alleged fraud involving botched back surgeries.

Judge Paul Borman believes there’s a serious risk that Dr. Aria Sabit will flee the country if granted bond. The decision was released Friday, nearly two weeks after hearing arguments.

Sabit is accused of cheating insurers and patients by promising certain spinal surgeries but actually performing other procedures that brought no relief.

Prosecutors fear Sabit will flee to Afghanistan, his native country, or elsewhere if he’s released on bond. His lawyers say he wouldn’t go anywhere.

Sabit surrendered his California medical license last summer after similar malpractice allegations.