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Dr. Dipak Desai Takes Fifth

Dr. Dipak Desai, the physician at the center of the hepatitis C outbreak, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination more than a dozen times Tuesday during a sworn creditors examination in his bankruptcy case.


Trustee William Leonard Jr. cut short the examination after just 18 minutes after it became clear that Desai’s lawyers would not let him testify under oath.
Afterward Leonard said he would seek an order from a judge to compel Desai to testify.

Desai, dressed in a black suit with an open collar blue shirt, answered only one question during the brief proceeding.

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