Study Coordinator Charged in Scheme to Falsify Clinical Trial Data

Department of Justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 11, 2021 A federal grand jury in Miami, Florida, returned an indictment today charging a Florida woman with conspiring to falsify clinical trial data regarding an asthma medication. According to court documents, Jessica Palacio, 34, of Miami, worked as a study coordinator at a clinical trial firm in Miami…

Bessemer Couple Sentenced for Producing Fake Prescription Drugs

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 11, 2021 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Bessemer couple was sentenced today for possessing pill presses used to make fake prescription drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations, Miami Field Office Special Agent in…

North Carolina Woman Arrested for Selling Unapproved Remedies for Covid-19

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of New Hampshire FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 11, 2021 CONCORD – Diana Daffin, 68, of Charlotte, North Carolina was arrested today and charged with violating the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act by selling unapproved COVID-19 remedies over the internet, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today. According to the…

Florida Resident Sentenced for Misbranding and Money Laundering Conspiracies Involving Online Sale and Distribution of Unapproved Drug Obtained from Overseas

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, May 7, 2021 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Odessa, Florida, was sentenced in federal court on May 5, 2021, for one count of conspiracy to smuggle misbranded drugs into the United States and introduce them into interstate commerce, as well as one count of…

Owner of Consumer Products Testing Company Pleads Guilty to $46 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Fabricated Test Results

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, May 4, 2021 Defendant Admitted to Sending Customers Fraudulent Reports for Laboratory Tests That Were Not Fully Performed Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GABRIEL LETIZIA Jr., the owner and executive director of AMA Laboratories, Inc….

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Seizes Domain Name Falsely Purporting to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, May 3, 2021 Website Falsely Purported to Be a Biotechnology Company Associated with the WHO; Registrant Country Listed as Russia; Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Has Seized Eight Other Fraudulent Websites Seeking to Capitalize on COVID-19 Baltimore, Maryland – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of…

Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Vapes

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, April 29, 2021 A Texas man pleaded guilty today to selling counterfeit vape pens imported from China, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Christopher Andrew Reyes, 23, of The Colony, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to import drug…

Bay Area Physician Charged In Alleged Scheme To Buy And Inject Misbranded Or Adultered Botox And Juvederm Substitutes

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 23, 2021 Physician allegedly ordered foreign product substitutes with intent to defraud and mislead patients SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury handed down an indictment charging Lindsay Marie Clark with receiving, offering, and delivering misbranded drugs and misbranded and adulterated devices, in…

Owner Of Illegal Racehorse Doping Websites Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, April 23, 2021 Scott Mangini Peddled Performance-Enhancing Drugs Including “Blast Off Red Blood Builder,” “Extreme Explosion,” “Oral Epo,” and “Green Speed” Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SCOTT MANGINI pled guilty today to conspiring…