Terence Sasaki, M.D. (https://Dr.TSasaki.org), is a neurologist who received his medical degree from the University of Hawaii and did residency at New York University (NYU). Supposedly confessing to a 2005 crime in a 2007 interrogation the DEA claimed was unrecorded, Dr. Sasaki was indicted (2010) and then convicted (2012) of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and launder money.
In 2014, Chief Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio sentenced Dr. Terence Sasaki to 60 months in prison on top of the over two years of home confinement that he would do.
However, Dr. Terence Sasaki’s case is riddled with more errors showing both his legal and actual innocence than any other case we have seen or even heard of (eg, see Ruan v. U.S., 597 U.S. ____, (2022)). When independent experts, including pharmacists, looked at the prescription exhibits, it was clear that Dr. Terence Sasaki was innocent as the scripts are filled with glaring errors which no doctor, regardless of how incompetent, would ever make.
Dr. Sasaki was clearly a victim of identity fraud of prescriptions. Moreover, the sheer amount of verifiable perjury by the prosecution is startling (eg, DEA Agent Tyler Parkison and IRS Agent Robert Thatcher). Prescriptions do not even have Dr. Sasaki’s DEA number or proper signature contrary to what DEA Agent Parkison testified to. Bank records conclusively show that IRS Agent Thatcher lied because Dr. Sasaki actually made NO money from the conspiracy. Furthermore, the deeper we dive into his case, the more we realize that the federal prosecutors/AUSAs Edward F. Feran & Rebecca C. Lutzko knew that Dr. Terence Sasaki was innocent the entire time they prosecuted him and that the courts, prosecution team, prison employees, and even Dr. Sasaki’s own attorneys cooperated in convicting Dr. Sasaki and keeping him convicted even though they knew he was clearly innocent (eg, After leading DEA Agent Parkison to perjure himself, AUSA Feran also knew he was misleading the jury when he suggested to them that Dr. Sasaki had asked for “immunity”). For example, Dr. Sasaki’s own paid lawyers (Jerome “Jay” Milano, Megan Rha, & Duejong “Jenny” Kim) gave the prosecution their client’s (Dr. Sasaki’s) private emails as well as submitted affidavits & testified against Dr. Sasaki to give him more time in prison…
Dr. Terence Sasaki fully paid for a crime he didn’t even commit, and the U.S. Criminal Justice system knows he did not commit. Unfortunately, the U.S. federal court system is even less willing to admit their mistakes so we expect that they will continue to resist and delay righting the obvious wrong that they have inflicted on Terence Sasaki, M.D. but we hope it is very soon because it is already long overdue.