Grand Jury Returns Indictments

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Wisconsin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 27, 2019 MADISON, WIS. — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments yesterday.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven…

Three New Federal Cases Allege Illegal Distribution of Male Sexual Enhancement Pills Falsely Branded as ‘Herbal’ Medicine

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeCentral District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, May 15, 2019 LOS ANGELES – Three companies and five executives have agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges alleging that they purchased and resold millions of dollars’ worth of pharmaceutical-grade erectile dysfunction pills that were falsely labeled as male herbal remedies. The anticipated guilty…

Two Former New England Compounding Center Pharmacists Sentenced

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, May 30, 2019 BOSTON – Two former clean room pharmacists at New England Compounding Center (NECC) were sentenced this week in federal court in Boston in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. Gene Svirskiy, 38, of Ashland, Mass., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District…

Two Sentenced for Participating in Online Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 8, 2019 PITTSBURGH – One resident of India and one resident of Canada have been sentenced in federal court on convictions stemming from their roles in an online drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today. United States…

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Selling Fertilizer as a Fat-Burning Pill

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 28, 2019 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Scott Edward Cavell, 36, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to three years in prison for causing misbranded drugs to be introduced into interstate commerce, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. U.S. Attorney…

Registered Nurse Indicted on Drug Diversion Charge

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, July 2, 2019 BOSTON – A Haverhill nurse was charged in federal court in Boston with tampering with patients’ morphine. Brianna Duffy, 32, was indicted on one count of tampering with a consumer product and one count of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud or deception….

Two Pharmacists at New England Compounding Center Convicted by Federal Jury

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, May 3, 2019 Third verification pharmacist sentenced today BOSTON – Two former verification pharmacists at New England Compounding Center (NECC) were convicted yesterday of violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). The convictions mark the fourth and final trial resulting from the 2014 indictment of…

West Hollywood Doctor Taken into Custody in Health Care Fraud Case Involving Human Growth Hormone for Patients with HIV

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeCentral District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, July 3, 2019 LOS ANGELES – A doctor who operates a medical clinic in West Hollywood where he specializes in treating HIV patients has been taken into custody pursuant to federal charges that allege he engaged in a long-running scheme to defraud health insurance companies in…

Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter into $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, June 5, 2019 Company admits to illegal promotion of Subsys, a powerful opioid painkiller BOSTON – Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution,…

Michigan Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Importing and Distributing Misbranded Drugs

U.S. Department of Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, May 8, 2019 Matthew Dailey, 36, of Royal Oak, Michigan, was sentenced today to two years in prison for illegally importing kratom—a powerful psychoactive substance—and selling it unlawfully through unapproved claims that it could treat serious diseases and medical conditions, including opiate withdrawal symptoms, the Department of Justice announced….