Seafood Processor Pleads Guilty to Selling Foreign Crabmeat Falsely Labeled as Blue Crab From USA

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of North Carolina FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, September 3, 2020 WASHINGTON – A North Carolina man pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III in the Eastern District of North Carolina on charges that his company, Garland F. Fulcher Seafood Company Inc. (Garland Fulcher), at his direction, falsely…

Opioid Manufacturer Indivior’s Former Global Medical Director Pleads Guilty in Connection with Drug Safety Claims

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeWestern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, August 31, 2020 ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Timothy Baxter, the former global medical director of Indivior, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to a one-count misdemeanor information charging him with causing the introduction into interstate commerce of the opioid drug Suboxone Film, which…

Birmingham Man Indicted on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges for Making Unapproved Drug Products in His Kitchen and Warehouse and Marketing and Selling Them as a Cancer Treatment

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, August 26, 2020 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A twenty-eight-count indictment filed today in U.S. District Court charges a Birmingham man with conspiracy and other fraud charges related to his purchase, manufacture, and distribution of drug products that had never been reviewed or approved by the FDA, but…

NextHealth Marketer Charged in $60 Million Kickback Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Texas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, August 20, 2020 A pharmacy marketer who allegedly collected more than $60 million in illegal kickbacks has been charged with violating the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, Northern District of Texas First Assistant U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah announced today. On Tuesday, a federal grand jury indicted Vinson Woodlee,…

Lebanon County Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeMiddle District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, August 10, 2020 HARRISBURG-The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Stefan Knoche, age 55, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was charged by Criminal Information with trafficking in counterfeit drugs. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the information alleges that…

Georgia Man and His Company Charged with Selling Misbranded Drug Advertised to Treat COVID-19

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeSouthern District of Georgia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, August 10, 2020 Product falsely touted as drastically lowering risks of infection SAVANNAH, GA:  A Georgia man and his company have been charged with violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) by selling a drug claiming to treat COVID-19. Matthew Ryncarz, and his…

Eight Charged in Scheme to Defraud FDA and Falsify Records Used in Clinical Research Trials

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeNorthern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, July 31, 2020 United States Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a 19-count indictment charging Amie Demming, age 44, of Strongsville, Ohio; John Panuto, age 60, of Avon Lake, Ohio; Debra Adamson, age 67, of Spring…

Utah Man Posing as Medical Doctor to Sell Baseless Coronavirus Cure Indicted on Fraud Charges

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeDistrict of Utah FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, July 28, 2020 Company Formerly Associated with Defendant Agrees to Plead Guilty to Distributing Misbranded Drug Products and to Stop Marketing Silver Products as Coronavirus Treatment SALT LAKE CITY – Utah resident Gordon H. Pedersen has been indicted for posing as a medical doctor to sell…