HOPE Clinic Physician Pleads Guilty

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of West Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, January 27, 2020 BECKLEY, W.Va. – A North Carolina physician pled guilty to a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  Roswell Tempest Lowry, M.D., 85, pled guilty to interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise. “Like I’ve said before, medical professionals…

Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, January 23, 2020 Defendant sentenced for his role in bribing practitioners to prescribe highly addictive pain medication, often when medically unnecessary BOSTON – The founder of Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating a scheme to bribe practitioners…

U.K. National Charged with Shipping Mislabeled and Unapproved ‘Treatments’ for Patients Suffering from COVID-19

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeCentral District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, April1, 2020 LOS ANGELES – A British man was named today in a federal criminal complaint that charges him with smuggling into the United States mislabeled drugs purported to be a treatment for those suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Frank…

All Five Defendants Convicted in Federal Cream Fraud Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Tennessee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 11, 2020 Chattanooga, Tenn. –  All five defendants have been convicted in federal court for their roles in a scheme defrauding both private insurance companies and government insurance programs of over $30 million dollars.  The scheme involved sham prescriptions for compounded creams and medications,…

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Charges 27 Defendants in Racehorse Doping Rings

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, March 9, 2020 Four Indictments Allege Systematic, International Scheme Among Trainers, Vets, and Others to Cheat Using Misbranded and Adulterated Drugs Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the…

Surry Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Counterfeit Pills Containing Carfentanil

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Maine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 4, 2020 Bangor, Maine:  A Surry man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Bangor for holding for sale counterfeit drugs, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced. U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Adam Fitzherbert, 55, to two years in prison and three…

Pleasant Prairie Man Sentenced for Mail Fraud and Filing a False Tax Return

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Wisconsin FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, March 2, 2020 Matthew D. Krueger, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that Philip D. Kuehnl (age 42) of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, was sentenced in federal court for mail fraud and filing false tax returns. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman…

Animal Health International Inc. Pleads Guilty to Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 14, 2020 Animal Health International Will Pay More Than $52 Million in Forfeitures, Fines, and Penalties Abingdon, VIRGINIA – Animal Health International Inc. (AHI), a Colorado corporation that obtains prescription drugs for animals from manufacturers for further distribution to veterinarians, farms, feedlots, and other facilities,…

Dark Web Fentanyl Trafficker Known as “The Drug Llama” Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, February 12, 2020 Melissa Scanlan (a/k/a “The Drug Llama”) has been sentenced to 160 months in federal prison in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for trafficking fentanyl throughout the United States via the “dark web,” engaging in an international money…

Northwood, Ohio man charged with smuggling goods and misbranded drugs

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 7, 2020 An indictment was filed against Eric Taylor, age 44, of Northwood, Ohio, charging him with smuggling goods, misbranded drugs and unapproved drugs. If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s…