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Ex-doc in Vegas hepatitis C spread sentenced in federal case

Ex-doc in Vegas hepatitis C spread sentenced in federal case

post-229In this June 27, 2013 file photo, Dipak Desai takes his seat during his trial on exposing patients to hepatitis C, Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Desai, the once-prominent Las Vegas doctor already serving 18 years to life in state prison for the largest hepatitis C outbreak in Nevada history, has been sentenced, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in federal court to almost six years in prison and to repay $2.2 million to insurance companies and the government. He’ll serve his federal sentence concurrently with his state sentence for second-degree murder and 26 other criminal charges including neglect of patients and insurance fraud.AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

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