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Supreme Court hears Dr. Desai’s appeal

The high court took the arguments under advisement and will issue a written decision later.

A jury in July 2013 found Desai guilty of all 27 criminal counts related to the outbreak, including second-degree murder in the death of infected patient Rodolfo Meana, 77.

He was later sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years.

A Clark County prosecutor defended before the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday the criminal conviction of Dr. Dipak Desai in the deadly 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

Michael Staudaher, who obtained Desai’s 2013 conviction, told the high court that plenty of evidence was presented at trial to prove Desai directed his staff to “cut corners” and reuse the medical equipment that led to the hepatitis infections of patients.  Click here for the complete news…

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