Michigan prosecutor Richard Steiger has been charged with “doctor shopping”.
The prosecutor has experience pursuing similar charges against defendants, so we assume he’s aware of the seriousness of the charges. He claims he is innocent and the victim of a political action.
According to the Alpene News, of northeastern Michigan, the prosecutor was caught in an investigation conducted by the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team (also known as “HUNT”) and the Michigan State Police.
Steiger is charged with visiting multiple doctors for prescription pain killers, including OxyContin, Oxycodone and Percocet. Steiger has a history of migraines, arthritis, and sinus problems.
He also has a very extensive history of obtaining pain killers via prescription, according to reports.
The formal charge is fraud — obtaining a prescription for a controlled substance from a health care provider by fraud. The Presque Isle County Prosecutor claims innocence, and that the doctors were aware of him seeing multiple doctors.
A case of a good cop “breaking bad”, or just a situational snafu? Steiger made his first court appearance and is out on $5,000 bond while awaiting another in 2 weeks.