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GA doctor accused of running South MS pill mill asks for plea deadline extension

Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.) Dr. Sanjay Sinha (Photo source: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Dept.)
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A Georgia doctor who is facing charges for allegedly running an illegal pill mill in South Mississippi is asking a federal judge to extend his plea deadline.

Dr. Sanjay Sinha's attorneys filed a motion for an extension on Monday. The court document said, "It would be in the best interests of justice for this extension to be granted, and this request is not being made for any delay or dilatory purposes, but solely so that the ends of justice may be obtained."

The deadline for Sinha to change his plea is currently set for June 15, but the motion asks for the deadline to be moved back one week. The trial for Sinha has already been postponed several times.

Sinha faces 40 federal charges for possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, distribute or dispense and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. He is accused of selling oxycodone, hydrocodone and clonazepam prescriptions to patients he and others solicited at Gulf Coast casinos between 2008 and 2012.

Sinha's charges were unsealed in court in March of 2014.

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