Dr. Robert Leonard Ignasiak, 58, was located and arrested yesterday, September 10th, in Coral Springs, FL, after a call came in for a suspicious person. Upon contact, the Coral Springs Police Department took Ignasiak into custody for an active federal warrant for violation of pre-trial release. Ignasiak is also listed as a missing/endangered person with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office since November 2012.
In May, 2012, an appeals court overturned the conviction and Ignasiak was released after serving several years of a 24-year sentence for over-prescribing prescription painkillers to his patients who did not need them. On November 3rd, 2012, Ignasiak’s family reported him missing to the Sheriff’s Office and on the same day, Ignasiak’s vehicle was located by deputies in Seagrove. Blood and a suicide note were found in the vehicle.
Ignasiak is currently in the Broward County Jail awaiting extradition.