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Accused pill mill doc fires attorney just before jury selection

Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.) Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

The Atlanta doctor accused of selling prescriptions for money in South Mississippi was supposed to be on trial this week. Instead, he's now looking for an attorney.

Dr. Sanjay Sinha faces fourteen federal charges for reportedly selling oxycodone and hydrocodone without a Mississippi medical license.

This morning as jury selection was about to begin, Sinha asked the judge for a continuance because of the size of the case. The federal judge granted that continuance only if Sinha's attorneys withdrew from the case.

Court documents filed Monday show attorneys Donald Rafferty, Howard Weintraub, and Benjamin Alper did withdraw as Sinha's attorneys.

The doctor has until January 7th to find a new attorney. The trial is now scheduled for January 26th.

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