In a federal trial Dr. Dipak Desai is sentenced to 71 months in federal prison for multimillion-dollar health care fraud. Currently, Dr. Desai is serving life in prison with possibility of parole after 18 years.
After years of silence, Dr. Dipak Desai spoke publicly Thursday about the 2007 hepatitis C outbreak at his once-busy endoscopy center.
“I’m sorry sir, sorry,” Desai said in an emotional voice, as Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno was about to sentence him to 71 months in prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme tied to the deadly outbreak.
Before that, in a Las Vegas courtroom linked by video conference, Assistant U.S. Attorney Crane Pomerantz spoke of his disdain for the man at the center of the outbreak.
Crane called Desai a “despicable human being” who has shown an “utter lack of remorse.” Please click here for the complete news…
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