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U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen has put off the federal health care fraud trial of Dr. Dipak Desai and his office manager until May 22, 2012, in a move that gives Clark County prosecutors the first crack at trying the physician at the center of the hepatitis C outbreak. The State Court trial is set March 12, 2012. The district attorney’s office indicted Desai, 61, and two of his nurse anesthetists in June of last year, 10 months before federal authorities brought their charges against Desai and Tonya Rushing, who ran his endoscopy clinics. Desai and Rushing, who is free on her own recognizance, were charged in the federal indictment with one count of conspiracy, 25 counts of health care fraud and a forfeiture count seeking to seize $8.1 million. Hiring a highly experienced federal practitioner can mean the difference between success or failure. Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Gabriel L. Grasso can make the difference for you.  Call today. 702-868-8866 or gabriel@grassodefense.com.