Sutton also is accused of engaging in sex acts with three patients during office visits and outside the office.


An osteopathic doctor whose Niles office was raided by the FBI nearly a year ago faces 52 charges accusing him of health care fraud and violating federal laws regulating the dispensing of and distribution of controlled substances.

Sutton’s Internal and Physical Medicine Clinic at 1250 Youngstown Warren Road was closed in January of last year following the FBI search.

According to a document filed in U.S. District Court, between January 2015 and January of last year, Sutton prescribed medically unnecessary controlled substances and billed health care programs for those drugs as well as the office visits.