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…

North Carolina Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Deadly Weight Loss Drug To Consumers

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, February 6, 2020 Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Barry Clint Wright (38, Monroe, NC) to the maximum statutory sentence of seven years in federal prison for introducing an unapproved drug into interstate commerce, introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce,…

Three Individuals Convicted For Participating in International Fraud Scheme

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 7, 2020 MIAMI – Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Justin Green, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, United States Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI), announced the convictions of three defendants for various offenses…

Collegeville Man Indicted for Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Canine Cancer-Curing Drugs to Pet Owners

Department of JusticeU.S. Attorney’s OfficeEastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, February 4, 2020 The defendant promised to restore the health of terminally ill dogs and allegedly defrauded pet owners of hundreds of thousands of dollars PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Jonathan Nyce, 70, of Collegeville, PA, was charged by Indictment with…