It's looking like the Patel case may end in a mistrial, The Advocate reported today.

The case of a cardiologist facing federal health-care fraud charges was teetering on the edge of a mistrial Monday as jury deliberations stretched into day eight.
Jurors sent out two notes during the day stating they could not reach a verdict in the case against Dr. Mehmood M. Patel, who is accused of billing insurers more than $2 million for unnecessary heart procedures.
U.S. District Judge Tucker Melancon instructed the jury late Monday to return today to continue deliberations in a weeks-long trial that began in October.
If the jury remains deadlocked, the case will end in a mistrial, meaning Patel would remain free but prosecutors would have the option of bringing the doctor back to trial.

Read the rest of the story here.

To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement