- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A family doctor from Georgia who investigators say ran a pill ring with the help of Biloxi casino workers has had his sentencing delayed.

The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1KwSZ0E ) reports that 49-year-old Dr. Sanjay Sinha of Woodstock, Georgia, was due to be sentenced Monday on a June guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute or dispense a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice. He is free on bond and is now scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 26.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie asked for the delay in order to review 46 pages of objections Sinha’s attorneys have filed.

Meynardie says Sinha wrote hundreds of illegal prescriptions on a cash-only basis to people he met mostly during gambling visits.

Sinha faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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