LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former business chief of a Las Vegas medical clinic linked to a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.
Tonya Rushing's attorney, Robert Draskovich, said Tuesday that she apologized to Senior U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks during sentencing Monday in Las Vegas.
Draskovich noted that his 47-year-old client pleaded guity before trial and cooperated with the government in the prosecution of former physician and clinic owner Dipak Desai in a patient harm case.
Desai is serving 18 years to life in state prison for murder and other charges, and pleaded guilty last month to federal health care fraud and conspiracy charges.
He's due for sentencing July 9.