Ohio physician pleads guilty to healthcare, opioid fraud


An Ohio physician pleaded guilty to 52 counts of healthcare and opioid fraud in federal court.

Jeffrey Sutton, MD, 65, who practiced in Niles, pleaded guilty to 31 counts of illegally prescribing patients opioids and other controlled substances, one count of illegally distributing controlled substances and 20 counts of healthcare fraud between January 2015 and January 2022, according to a Jan. 31 news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Ohio.