Plea Deal Possible in Dr. Desai’s Federal Health Care Fraud Case
Prosecutors and defense lawyers are close to striking plea agreements for imprisoned Dr. Dipak Desai and his former clinic manager, Tonya Rushing, in the federal health care fraud case stemming from the Las Vegas Valley hepatitis C outbreak, the attorneys said Wednesday.
In State tiral, District Judge Valerie Adair sentenced Desai to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years. She ordered Lakeman to spend eight to 21 years behind bars. Dr. Desai, 64, is serving time at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City, which has a medical and mental health unit.