Dr. Mahesh Kuthuru Trial Date Moved to April 2015
On October 15, 2014, a grand jury returned an Indictment against Dr. Mahesh Kuthuru, charging him with nine counts of distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Dr. Kuthuru made an initial appearance on October 16, 2014, with his retained counsel and entered pleas of not guilty to the charges in the Indictment. He was released on a personal recognizance bond.
At the request of Dr. Mahesh Kuthuru, the trial date is moved to April 6, 2015. Moving the date to April 2015 will provide sufficient time to counsel for the defendant Kathleen Bliss to thoroughly review the recently received written, audio and video discovery material. In addition to the outstanding issues of receiving and reviewing discovery, counsel for the defendant Kathleen Bliss, Esq. has five other upcoming trials.
Earlier Dr. Kuthuru seeked an order requiring the Clerk of Court to issue a subpoena duces tecum to the custodian of records for North Las Vegas Pain Management & Urgent Care for files related to selected patients of Desert Pain Management. Dr. Kuthuru was the owner of Desert Pain Management, and he later sold his practice, and all the patient files, to North Las Vegas Pain Management.
Recently, the US Magistrate Judge granted Dr. Kuthuru’s request for a subpoena duces tecum for pretrial production to North Las Vegas Pain Management and Urgent Care. Duces Tecum subpoena is a court summons ordering the recipient, in this case to North Las Vegas Pain Management, to appear before the court and produce documents or other tangible evidence for use at a hearing or trial.