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….

Pensacola Woman Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Contact Lenses

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Florida FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, June 27, 2019 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Son Chu Gilliam, 51, of Pensacola, Florida, pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor charges of receipt of adulterated and misbranded devices, and sale of prescription devices without a prescription — those devices being contact lenses.  Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney…

Florida Man Sentenced for Social Security and Wire Fraud

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, October 8, 2019 Defendant hired as cardiac surgical technologist after falsifying employment documents, work history, references BOSTON – A Florida man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with his submission of a fraudulent application for employment at a Western Massachusetts hospital. Fabrizio…

Athens County Farmer Pleads Guilty to Having Contaminated Calf Slaughtered for Beef

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, January 30, 2019 CINCINNATI – Cory L. Gillette, 31, of Albany, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to having a medicated calf slaughtered with the intention of selling it as beef for human consumption. The calf was contaminated with Gentamicin, which is not approved…

Woman Sentenced for Rebranding, Selling Prohibited Weight Loss Drug from China

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, October 8, 2019 COLUMBUS, Ohio – A former Belmont County woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court today for buying illegal weight loss drugs from China to rebrand and resell them for a profit in the United States. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the…