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 has no plans to leave his job while he fights the charge. Steiger will appear in court Wednesday in neighboring Alpena County.
Steiger says it's "despicable" for the attorney general to announce the charge before Wednesday.