Local doctor faces 25 felony charges in illegal painkiller distribution case

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced 25 new felony charges Monday against an Indianapolis doctor who has already been convicted on sexual battery charges last year. 

Dr. Segun Rasaki, who was arrested at his Carmel home on Sunday, faces 24 counts of dealing in a controlled substance and one count of insurance fraud.

A joint investigation by the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit and the Drug Enforcement Agency found Rasaki was prescribing strong prescription pain killers without legitimate medical purpose. The investigation launched in 2009 after investigators started hearing from several pharmacies about the large volume of prescriptions coming from Rasaki’s office at 3266 N. Meridian.

An undercover DEA agent visited Rasaki’s office, claiming to have pain in his elbow and back. The agent said Rasaki wrote him a prescription including Hydrocodone without examining his elbow, after a visit that lasted eight minutes. A later visit only lasted three minutes and also resulted in a prescription painkiller prescription.

Investigators believe Rasaki was charging low income Medicaid patients $150 cash for visits that often lasted only a few minutes. They also claim Rasaki continued to prescribe controlled substances after the DEA revoked his authority to prescribe them.

Prosecutor Curry said the prescription investigation is what led to a separate investigation, in which Dr. Rasaki was arrested and later convicted for sexually abusing female patients.

Several woman told police Dr. Rasaki had touched them inappropriately and scheduled unnecessary pelvic exams. Some women said Dr. Rasaki told them he would get them more painkillers if they agreed to give him sexual favors.

Rasaki was arrested on the sexual abuse charges in March 2012. He was convicted September 25 and his medical license was revoked three days later.

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