Dr. Dipak Desai is a Las Vegas physician at the center of the 2007-2008 hepatitis C scare. In August of this year, Dr. Desai and two of his former nurses, pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in connection with Rodolfo Meana, a patient who contacted Hepatitis C at Dr. Desai’s clinic. It was said Dr. Desai’s clinic used unhygienic medical practices, wherein thousands of people were potentially exposed to Hepatitis C.

That murder case, in addition to another felony case against Dr. Desai and the two nurses are pending. However, 41 civil lawsuits were filed as a result of the Hepatitis C scare, and those were settled in February under undisclosed terms, but are believed to be upwards of a hundred million dollars.

Dr. Desai, has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to shield him from creditors. The trustee appointed in the bankruptcy case against Dr. Desai, has recently filed a lawsuit asking the court to deny Dr. Desai’s bankruptcy charges.  The trustee, William A. Leonard, Jr., is claiming that Dr. Desai “hid about $16.5 million from creditors in a trust set up for his daughters and a money pension fund and retirement accounts set up under his wife’s business.”

Dr. Desai has refused to testify and provide information about his financial affairs.

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