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Doctor gets new trial in Medicaid contracts case

TUSCALOOSA (AP) — A federal judge scheduled the retrial of Tuscaloosa Dr. Phillip Bobo for May 14 on fraud charges involving state Medicaid contracts to provide care for poor pregnant women.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn set the date in an order Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court decided in September to let stand a lower court decision taking U.S. District U.W. Clemon off the retrial.

Federal prosecutors had sought to remove Clemon from the retrial, and a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, saying the move was needed to eliminate "any doubt of judicial fairness and impartiality."

The case then moved to Blackburn, who set the retrial to start at 9 a.m. May 14 in Tuscaloosa.

Bobo's 2003 conviction on charges related to an alleged Medicaid fraud was thrown out.

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