Hep C federal trial date pushed to Feb. in Vegas

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/16/2013 5:23 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal trial will be delayed for a former Las Vegas doctor and his business manager at a clinic at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro agreed Tuesday to postpone trial for Dipak Desai (DEE'-pahk deh-SEYE') and Tonya Rushing from Aug. 20 to Feb. 11.

Desai and a former clinic nurse-anesthetist, Ronald Lakeman, were found guilty July 1 of separate criminal charges in state court in Las Vegas. They face sentencing Sept. 5 in that case.

In federal court, Desai and Rushing have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and health care fraud.

They're accused of overbilling for procedures at the Endoscopy Center of Nevada, Gastroenterology Center of Nevada and Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the postponement.

 

©2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2013 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.