Doctor in deadly Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak guilty of fraud conspiracy

Dr. Dipak Desai pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday in a health care fraud conspiracy stemming from the 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.

The hearing was held before Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks in Reno, but broadcast through a video conference to a Las Vegas courtroom.

Desai, 65, who is already serving time in the Nevada prison system for a state conviction in the hepatitis outbreak, pleaded guilty to one felony count each of conspiracy and health care fraud.


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