Indian Businessman Charged with Drug Importation, Smuggling, and Money Laundering Offenses

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, June 27, 2019 PITTSBURGH, PA – A citizen and resident of Mumbai, India, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating the federal narcotics, smuggling, and money laundering laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The eight-count…

Houston, TX Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Misbranded Prescription Drugs to Oldham County

Department of Justice  U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 6, 2019 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dhaval Jerambhai Dholaria, 39, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to two counts of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce and one count of using a fictitious name to conduct an unlawful business, United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced today. …

Eight Individuals Indicted for Social Security Fraud

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Puerto Rico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, July 30, 2019 The total loss for SSA is $469,454.40; two Defendants Charged with Defrauding FEMA for Hurricane Maria Relief Benefits and two other Defendants charged for selling unapproved new drugs. The total combined loss of other federal agencies is $718,474.31 SAN JUAN, P.R. –…

Food and Drug Administration Employee Pleads Guilty to Conflict of Interest

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Georgia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, August 7, 2019 ATLANTA – Elvis Gordon, a former senior facilities technician for the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, has pleaded guilty to an undisclosed conflict of interest involving more than $126,000 worth of jobs performed at Atlanta’s FDA facility by a company in…

Former Paramedic and Flight Nurse Receives One Year in Prison for Tampering with Ketamine Vials

Department of Justice  U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 5, 2019 United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that United States District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock sentenced defendant Bryan Heath Wester, 43, a resident of Springville, Alabama, to imprisonment for 12 months and one day for…

Owner of Consumer Products Testing Company Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Fabricated Test Results

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, August 9, 2019 Former Executives and Supervising Laboratory Technician Have Pleaded Guilty in Multi-Million Dollar Scheme Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Catherine A. Hermsen, Director of the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)…

Raleigh Business Owner Charged with Defrauding Protein Powder Consumers

Department of Justice  U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of North Carolina FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 9, 2019 RALEIGH – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that a federal grand jury has returned a 41-count Indictment, charging ABHISHEK KRISHNAN, owner of American Pure Whey, LLC, of mail fraud, introducing adulterated and misbranded foods into interstate commerce,…

Indictment: Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills Contained Fentanyl Instead

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Kansas  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, June 12, 2019 KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A federal indictment unsealed today in Kansas charges a Massachusetts man with distributing counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Anthony Stokes, 32, South Deerfield, Ma., is charged with five counts…

Justice Department Obtains $1.4 Billion from Reckitt Benckiser Group in Largest Recovery in a Case Concerning an Opioid Drug in United States History

U.S. Department of Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, July 11, 2019 Global consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB Group) has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to resolve its potential criminal and civil liability related to a federal investigation of the marketing of the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. The resolution – the largest recovery by…