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Doctor seeks to delay prescription fraud trial

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Louisiana physician who faces prescription drug fraud charges after his Mississippi home was raided by narcotics agents in 2011 is asking a judge to delay his trial.

The Vicksburg Post reports (http://bit.ly/1tzP0KU) Dr. Lawrence Francis Chenier III says in court papers that he has hired a new attorney who needs time to prepare for trial.

Trial is currently set for July 21 before Warren County Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. Chenier recently hired attorney Lisa Ross of Jackson after being represented by Marshal Sanders.

Chaney has scheduled a hearing for Monday on the request.

The 61-year-old Chenier lives in Vicksburg and has a medical practice in Tallulah, Louisiana. He is charged with 74 counts of prescription forgery and a count of conspiracy.

Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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