Motion filed to move pill mill trial date to 2017

Dr. Robert Gene Rand's booking photos. Rand will remain in a bay area jail until his next court appearance May 6, 2016.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A motion has been filed in federal court to have the trial date for Doctor Robert Rand, Richie West and seven others moved to June 20, 2017.

Prosecutors say they oppose that specific move, but are open to a delay from the original court date of July 19, 2016. Prosecutors are willing to accept any trial date within 2016.

The motion was filed June 28, 2016. It's the latest in a series of legal moves and filings in June. June 15, an affidavit indicated an investigation is underway into as many as 60 deaths to determine if any of them were the result of a drug prescribed illegally by Rand.

He is already implicated in the death of 33-year-old Michael Yenick, a patient of Rand who died in 2015.