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May 9, 2012: LLC and Jeremy DeLuca Charged with Violating the FDCA

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Food and Drug Administration
Office of Criminal Investigations

U.S. Department of Justice Press Release


For Immediate Release
May 9, 2012

United States Attorney
District of Idaho
Contact: Pamela Bearg
Public Information Officer
(208) 334-1211


BOISE - U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that LLC and Jeremy DeLuca, former president and vice president of LLC, were charged by information on Tuesday with misdemeanor violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The defendants have entered into plea agreements, pursuant to which they will plead guilty to the charges and pay a fine. According to the agreements filed with the district court, will pay a $7 million fine, and Jeremy DeLuca will pay a $600,000 fine. The plea hearings are set for May 24, 2012, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale. A plea is not binding until entered in court.

The case was investigated by the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations.

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