Michigan doctor defends practice amid investigation by FBI

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A doctor who was a former member of the Michigan House says federal authorities are mistaken in investigating his medical practice.

Paul DeWeese of Holt tells the Detroit Free Press allegations “are either gross misunderstandings or outright falsehoods.” He says he couldn’t discuss them in detail, but added he’s always felt he acted “in a medically appropriate way, both professionally and ethically.”

His office in Lansing was searched in June by FBI agents, who removed patients’ files. In mid-July, his medical license was suspended.

DeWeese hasn’t been charged.

The FBI says in court documents, however, it’s investigating whether he essentially served as a narcotics supplier to more than 20 patients who received little to no examination. He also drew scrutiny for patients in the Upper Peninsula community of Escanaba.

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