Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases RSS Feed http://www.fda.gov/ en Florida Company Sentenced to $2.5 Million Fine for Unlawful Distribution of Anabolic Steroids http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/florida-company-sentenced-25-million-fine-unlawful-distribution-anabolic-steroids FDA OCI, Modern Therapy, Hallandale Beach, FL, sentence, fine, $2.5 million, anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, internet, sale, Schedule III, controlled substance, illegal distribution, prescription, Rx, unexamined, patients, Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:13:01 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/florida-company-sentenced-25-million-fine-unlawful-distribution-anabolic-steroids Former Malden Firefighter Sentenced for Distributing Controlled Substances http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-malden-firefighter-sentenced-distributing-controlled-substances FDA OCI, Joshua Eisnor, North Reading, MA, sentence, firefighter, distribute, controlled substance, Malden Fire Department, conspiracy, Tue, 06 Dec 2022 15:50:50 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-malden-firefighter-sentenced-distributing-controlled-substances Former Vice President and General Manager of New England Compounding Center Sentenced to Prison http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-vice-president-and-general-manager-new-england-compounding-center-sentenced-prison FDA OCI, Gregory Conigliaro, Southborough, Mass, sentence, defraud, FDA, Vice President, General Manager, NECC, New England Compounding Center, shipping, Rx drugs, bulk, decade, evade, regulatory oversight, fraud, health care, prison, patient-specific, cGMP, fungal, infection, Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:00:43 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-vice-president-and-general-manager-new-england-compounding-center-sentenced-prison Doctor Pleads Guilty to Using Misbranded and Adulterated Products Sold as Botox and Juvederm http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/doctor-pleads-guilty-using-misbranded-and-adulterated-products-sold-botox-and-juvederm FDA OCI, Dr. Lindsay Clark, of unapproved, Botox, Juvederm, misbranded, drugs, devices, cosmetic, plea, guilty, injectable, botulinum toxin, drugs, hyaluronic acid, filler, San Francisco, Tue, 29 Nov 2022 09:41:45 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/doctor-pleads-guilty-using-misbranded-and-adulterated-products-sold-botox-and-juvederm Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Defrauding Theranos Investors of Hundreds of Millions http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/elizabeth-holmes-sentenced-more-11-years-defrauding-theranos-investors-hundreds-millions FDA OCI, Elizabeth Holmes, Woodside CA, Theranos, sentence, 11 years, investors, fraud, blood testing, analysis, Edison, results, not accurate, finger stick, slower, aware, failure, invest, hundreds of millions, false, representations, dire, financial straits, health care, biotech, Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:49:47 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/elizabeth-holmes-sentenced-more-11-years-defrauding-theranos-investors-hundreds-millions Doctor Sentenced for Accepting Illegal Kickback Payments in Return for Writing Prescriptions for Compounded Drugs, Will Pay $3.1 Million in Civil Settlement http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/doctor-sentenced-accepting-illegal-kickback-payments-return-writing-prescriptions-compounded-drugs FDA OCI, Thomas Raley, M.D., Baltimore, Maryland, kickback, compounded, Rx, drug, prescription, illegal, payments, Seth Michael Myers, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Michael Beatty, Finksburg, Maryland, pharmacist, Fallston Pharmacy, TRICARE, Medicare, Medicaid, Mohamed Abdalla, Allendale, NJ, Mon, 21 Nov 2022 12:41:12 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/doctor-sentenced-accepting-illegal-kickback-payments-return-writing-prescriptions-compounded-drugs Pharmacist Charged with Illegally Distributing Prescription Cough Syrup and Earning Millions in Profits http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/pharmacist-charged-illegally-distributing-prescription-cough-syrup-and-earning-millions-profits FDA OCI, Zaman Alshafey, Dearborn, Michigan, charge, indict, pharmacist, wire fraud, money laundering, illegal, dispensing, cough syrup, Rx, misbranded, promethazine, sell, drug dealers, prescription, drug, Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:41:36 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/pharmacist-charged-illegally-distributing-prescription-cough-syrup-and-earning-millions-profits New York Veterinarian and Racehorse Trainers Sentenced to Prison in Federal Doping Case http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/new-york-veterinarian-and-racehorse-trainers-sentenced-prison-federal-doping-case FDA OCI, Louis Grasso, Richard Banca, Rene Allard, sentence, performance-enhancing, drugs, adulterated, misbranded, racehorse, doping, scheme, widespread, PEDs, improve, performance, risk, health, horse, veterinarian, trainer, Thu, 17 Nov 2022 09:12:15 EST DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/new-york-veterinarian-and-racehorse-trainers-sentenced-prison-federal-doping-case Denver Nurse Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Stealing Fentanyl from Hospital Patients http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/denver-nurse-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty-stealing-fentanyl-hospital-patients FDA, OCI, Alejandro Gort, Denver, CO, sentence, nurse, hospital, Denver, opioids, night shift, fentanyl, drip, IV, steal, bag, conceal, lower, drip rate, affect, clinical, judgement, behavior, Tue, 01 Nov 2022 09:58:40 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/denver-nurse-sentenced-after-pleading-guilty-stealing-fentanyl-hospital-patients Pharmacist Sentenced for Prescription Drug Tampering http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/pharmacist-sentenced-prescription-drug-tampering FDA, OCI, Anthony Pape, Dubuque, Iowa, pharmacist, sentence, Rx, opioids, prescription, drug, tampering, prison, 2,500 doses, stolen, pharmacy, controlled, substances, deception, consumer products, danger, bodily harm, Tue, 01 Nov 2022 09:50:10 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/pharmacist-sentenced-prescription-drug-tampering Tigard Woman Sentenced for Failing to Register as a Distributor of Foreign-Sourced Medical Devices http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/tigard-woman-sentenced-failing-register-distributor-foreign-sourced-medical-devices FDA OCI, Yasemin Zafar, Tigard, Oregon, sentence, guilty plea, failure, register, HHS, distributor, Hyaluronic acid, injectables, Korea, online, purchase, filler, cheek, augmentation, FDA, regulatory authority, consumer protection, Fri, 28 Oct 2022 11:13:59 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/tigard-woman-sentenced-failing-register-distributor-foreign-sourced-medical-devices Woman Sentenced to Probation for Offering Illegal Silicone Augmentation Injections http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/woman-sentenced-probation-offering-illegal-silicone-augmentation-injections FDA OCI, Debra Esteves-Meléndez, sentence, probation, fine, illegal, buttock, injections, Belleza Vital Spa, Belleza Vital Estetic, BVE, Caguas, Puerto Rico, Colombia, polydimethylsiloxane, silicone oil, FDA, medical device, health care fraud, Thu, 27 Oct 2022 14:09:15 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/woman-sentenced-probation-offering-illegal-silicone-augmentation-injections Former Kerry Inc. Manager Pleads Guilty in Connection with Insanitary Plant Conditions Linked to 2018 Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-kerry-inc-manager-pleads-guilty-connection-insanitary-plant-conditions-linked-2018-salmonella FDA OCI, Ravi Kumar Chermala, guilty plea, insanitary, plant conditions, salmonella, poisoning, outbreak, Kerry Inc., manufacturing, Kellogg, Honey Smacks, Gridley IL, alter, program, monitor, pathogens, diarrhea, fever, abdominal, cramps, dehydration, Mon, 24 Oct 2022 13:28:36 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-kerry-inc-manager-pleads-guilty-connection-insanitary-plant-conditions-linked-2018-salmonella Nurse Practitioner Admits to Perpetrating $4.37 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme; Will Forfeit the Profits of His Fraud http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/nurse-practitioner-admits-perpetrating-437-million-health-care-fraud-scheme-will-forfeit-profits-his FDA, OCI, Alexander A. Istomin, nurse practitioner, health care fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, misbranded drugs, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, guilty, plea, insurance, claims, non-existent, medical, practice, no medical services, Tue, 01 Nov 2022 11:56:40 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/nurse-practitioner-admits-perpetrating-437-million-health-care-fraud-scheme-will-forfeit-profits-his Two Florida Medical Study Coordinators Sentenced in Connection with Scheme to Falsify Clinical Trial Data http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/two-florida-medical-study-coordinators-sentenced-connection-scheme-falsify-clinical-trial-data FDA OCI, Analay Rico, Daylen Diaz, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, FL, sentence, prison, falsify, clinical trial, data, Tellus Clinical Research, evaluate, treatments, medical conditions, co-conspirators, Eduardo Navarro, Duniel Tejeda, Nayade Varona, Dr. Martin Valdes, Julio Lopez, Thu, 20 Oct 2022 09:59:54 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/two-florida-medical-study-coordinators-sentenced-connection-scheme-falsify-clinical-trial-data Justice Department Announces New Charges, Convictions, and Sentencings in Ongoing Initiative Targeting Pandemic Relief Fraud http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/justice-department-announces-new-charges-convictions-and-sentencings-ongoing-initiative-targeting FDA OCI, , Ranna Shamiya, Ukiah, CA, Jaimi Jansen, Santa Cruz, sentence, probation, homeoprophylaxis, immunization, pellets, falsify, COVID-19, vaccination, cards, crimes, COVID-19, pandemic, health care fraud, scheme, coronavirus, Tue, 01 Nov 2022 09:40:59 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/justice-department-announces-new-charges-convictions-and-sentencings-ongoing-initiative-targeting Florida Medical Clinic Owners and Staff Charged with Falsifying Clinical Trial Data http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/florida-medical-clinic-owners-and-staff-charged-falsifying-clinical-trial-data FDA OCI, Miguel Montalvo, Bernardo Garmendia, Ivette Portella, Miami, FL, indictment, wire fraud, false statement, fabricated, clinical trial, data, profit, AMB Research Center, not eligible, false lab results, false medical records, Thu, 20 Oct 2022 10:27:17 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/florida-medical-clinic-owners-and-staff-charged-falsifying-clinical-trial-data Yankton Woman Charged with Tampering with Consumer Products and Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/yankton-woman-charged-tampering-consumer-products-and-obtaining-controlled-substance-fraud FDA OCI, Lisa Merrigan, Yankton, SD, tampering, fentanyl, RN, nurse, hospital, Omnicell, vials, injection, replace, Wed, 12 Oct 2022 08:44:49 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/yankton-woman-charged-tampering-consumer-products-and-obtaining-controlled-substance-fraud Brooklyn Woman Pleads Guilty in Large-Scale Fraud Scheme involving Prescription Medications http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/brooklyn-woman-pleads-guilty-large-scale-fraud-scheme-involving-prescription-medications FDA OCI, Tamara Feldman, Petrova, Brooklyn NY, wire fraud, conspiracy, Devan Abrams, Azad Khizgilov, Roman Shaulov, others, large-scale, sophisticated, black-market, importation, sale, dangerous, addictive prescription medications, Rx drugs, credit card, transactions, Russia, China, India, Wed, 05 Oct 2022 16:22:08 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/brooklyn-woman-pleads-guilty-large-scale-fraud-scheme-involving-prescription-medications Former Certified Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion and Health Care Fraud http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-certified-nurse-practitioner-pleads-guilty-drug-diversion-and-health-care-fraud FDA OCI, Larry J. Goisse, Pittsburgh, PA, guilty, plea, drug diversion, health care fraud, nurse practitioner, prescribe, Adderall, Medicare, claims, suspended, license, Rx, prescription, drugs, Thu, 20 Oct 2022 10:39:34 EDT DOJ http://www.fda.gov/inspections-compliance-enforcement-and-criminal-investigations/press-releases/former-certified-nurse-practitioner-pleads-guilty-drug-diversion-and-health-care-fraud