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2 6 E ric Jay Smith, MD, an anesthesiologist from Bellevue, Wash., allegedly led a double life, sedating patients during the day and running a high-end residential brothel at night. Investigators say Dr. Smith made thousands of dollars by bringing women from Southeast Asia to suburban Seattle and placing them in luxury apartments to work as prosti- tutes, according to an affidavit filed in federal court July 18. Charges have yet to be filed against Dr. Smith, though he remains under investigation, says a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's office in Seattle. The evidence against the former Overlake Medical Center physician is daunting, including online ads and a money trail that led straight to automatic teller machines around Bellevue. Investigators say Dr. Smith used the ATMs to deposit $426,000 in cash allegedly garnered from the prostitution ring. Sex or drugs? An agent at the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) wrote in an affidavit that in November 2012 he learned that Dr. Smith was making multiple large cash deposits into ATMs. After learning that Dr. Smith holds a DEA Controlled Substances SURGEONS' Tips, trends and news you can use Lounge THE DOCTOR WITH A DARK SIDE? : Will Anesthesiologist Who Allegedly Pimped Women Be Charged? O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4

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