A judge has allowed an Indiana County doctor to withdraw his guilty plea to charges that he traded prescription painkillers, money and gifts for “an extended sexual relationship” with a female patient.
The Indiana Gazette reports Wednesday that Indiana County Judge William Martin’s decision means 62-year-old Dr. Tahir Mir of Indiana must now stand trial.
The doctor had previously pleaded guilty in October to charges of Medicaid fraud, prescribing drugs in bad faith, and conspiracy.
The state attorney general alleges the crimes occurred while Mir operated the Indiana Walk-In Clinic.
Authorities say Mir was allegedly carrying painkillers meant for the woman when he was arrested Oct. 11, 2011 at an apartment where he allegedly arranged to have sex with her.
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