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Dr. Hojat Askari speaks to a crowd of more than 200 people during a groundbreaking for his Whispering Rock project in northeast Prescott Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The medical-complex project, located along Willow Creek Road across from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is still awaiting word on whether Banner Health will use a portion of the land to build a hospital. (Cindy Barks/Courier file photo)

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Prescott doctor charged in connection with transporting women over state line for sex
‘Grandpa’ Askari pleads not guilty to federal counts

Dr. Hojat Askari, now formerly of Prescott, has pleaded not guilty to two federal counts related to transporting women across state lines for sex and lying to the FBI.

By DEBRA WINTERS, The Daily Courier May 24, 2023