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HEPATITIS EXPOSURE TRIAL
Former endoscopy clinic owner sentenced to life in prison in 2007 Vegas hepatitis C cases
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
A former Las Vegas doctor has been ordered to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 18 years following his criminal convictions in a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak.
Desai was found guilty in the death of 77-year-old Rodolfo Meana in April 2012.
He was sentenced at a hearing Thursday.
Prosecutors argued that Desai created a penny-pinching work environment that emphasized profits over patient safety, leading to unsafe clinic and injection practices and the spread of the blood-borne virus.