Surgeon Has Bail Reduced In Propofol Rape Case

On Thursday a*Cass County District Court judge reduced bail for a Fargo surgeon accused of drugging and raping a woman in his home. Once $50,000 it now stands at $5,000. 41 year-old Dr. Jon Norberg is accused of injecting his victim with the anesthetic propofol in mid-June, leaving her unconscious. John Goff, attorney for Jon Norberg, argued the cost of the surgeonís criminal defense and his ongoing divorce as well as his defense against disciplinary action by the state Board of Medical Examiners has left him strapped for cash.
Assistant Stateís Attorney Gary Euren argued to no avail against the bail reduction because of the severity of the charges. Norberg is on voluntary leave from Sanford Health and has no income. He has pleaded not guilty and posted the $50,000 bail when it was ordered. Presumably he wants some cash back. He is due back… (Continued...)