- Associated Press - Sunday, June 7, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A Las Cruces physician is facing additional federal charges for allegedly over-prescribing pain medication, which resulted in the deaths of four patients.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Mexico says 62-year-old Pawan Kumar Jain pleaded not guilty Friday a 114-count indictment.

The indictment includes two new counts of the unlawful dispensing of controlled substances resulting in death and a new count of health care fraud resulting in death.

A federal grand jury indicted Jain in April 2014 on dozens of counts for similar offenses but related to the deaths of two people.

Jain allegedly committed the offenses between April 2009 and June 2010 while operating a Las Cruces pain management medical practice.

His medical license was suspended in June 2012 and revoked six months later.

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