Indianapolis doctor convicted for illegal painkiller distribution

Segun Rasaki
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An Indianapolis doctor has pleaded guilty to distributing prescriptions for painkiller medications after his license had been suspended.

Rasaki entered a plea of guilty on Tuesday to Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (C Felony) and Dealing in a Controlled Substance (B Felony). 

Pharmacists contacted the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2009 with concerns about how Rasaki was prescribing controlled painkillers, prompting an investigation that led to charges in August 2013.

The investigation found that Rasaki had prescribed controlled substances, including Phenobarbital, Zutripro, and Dronabinol to multiple patients after he no longer had the authority to prescribe those drugs.

Rasaki's federal and state licenses were suspended in 2011 following an undercover investigation by the DEA. That investigation determined that Rasaki gave prescriptions to undercover DEA agents based on inadequate physical examination and despite indications of diversion. His Indiana Controlled Substance Registration was revoked automatically at that time.

In 2012, Dr. Segun Rasaki was prosecuted by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and convicted on charges of Sexual Battery (D Felony) and Battery (B Misdemeanor) against two patients, for which he received a one-year executed sentence.

A sentencing hearing has been set for May 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in Court 20.