- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former clinic manager is agreeing to plead guilty to a felony conspiracy charge to avoid trial in a federal health care fraud case stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak in 2007.

A plea agreement filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas calls for Tonya Rushing to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and pay $50,000 restitution plus a portion of $8.1 million in cash and property.

A plea date wasn’t immediately set.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1sO497B) the 45-year-old Rushing could face 30 months in prison. Her defense attorneys are expected to seek a lesser sentence for her cooperation with federal prosecutors.

Trial for former physician and clinic owner Dipak Desai (DEE’-pahk deh-SEYE’) is scheduled to begin Aug. 8.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com


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