Dr. Charles Nicholas Rathe leaves the Superior Court of Justice in Windsor, Ont. on this January 2015 file photograph.

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A disgraced doctor who was acquitted of mischief final yr is suing the province and the Ontario Provincial Police officer who investigated him.

Charles Nicholas Rathe, 52, is claiming damages of $four.5 million. In a press release of declare filed in Windsor’s Superior Court, the previous Belle River doctor says he’s the sufferer of negligent investigation and malicious prosecution that value him his medical licence and his well being.

No statements of defence have been filed. Rathe’s claims haven’t been examined in courtroom.

Rathe was acquitted of submitting a bogus grievance with police. Rathe advised them a affected person he had employed to work in his now-defunct medical follow had stolen his ID and cast his identify on a automotive lease. Police believed Rathe had had an affair with the lady and certainly signed the lease, in order that they charged him as an alternative.

Rathe, who has battled drug habit, was convicted of assault in 2007 for punching a lady within the face throughout a street rage incident.

He was stripped of his medical licence in 2012.