ROGERS CITY, Mich. (AP) — Attorney General Bill Schuette is accusing a northern Michigan prosecutor of fraudulently getting prescriptions for painkillers.
Schuette says he's charging Presque Isle County Prosecutor Richard Steiger with seeing numerous doctors for the same prescription drugs. The 46-year-old Steiger says allegations of fraud are "completely not true."
He says he's the victim of a "political witch hunt" but declined to offer details. Steiger says he saw two pain management doctors for sinus problems, chronic headaches and arthritis.
He says he has no plans to leave his job while he fights the charge. Steiger will appear in court Wednesday in neighboring Alpena County.