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Grand Jury Looks at Criminal Charges in Hep C Case

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas doctor accused by his patients of infecting them with hepatitis C could soon face criminal charges.

A grand jury met Thursday to decide whether Dr. Dipak Desai should be prosecuted. They're hearing allegations from at least three former patients that Dr. Desai and four other office workers were criminally negligent when they allegedly got hepatitis C from Desai's endoscopy center.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Owens says it's now it's a waiting game.

"There's really no way of predicting how long its going to take," he said.

The DA's Office says they are working with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the State Attorney General.

A two year investigation by the Southern Nevada Health District found that as many as 110 hepatitis C cases came from Desai's medical offices.

Free H1N1 Vaccines Offered

LAS VEGAS -- If you haven't got your H1N1 vaccine and would still like to get one, you can do it for free.

The Southern Nevada Health District will be offering free vaccines on Monday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Rd.