Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases RSS Feed en Retired New Jersey Doctor Sentenced for Selling Toxic DNP Online and Faking Cancer Diagnosis to Avoid Trial FDA OCI, William Merlino, Mays Landing, NJ, sentence, prison, sell, misbranded, Rx, prescription, drugs, online, obstruction, justice, 2,4-Dinitrophenol, DNP, 1930s, weight-loss, drug, significant, adverse, side effects, dehydration, cataracts, liver damage, death, Twitter, eBay, Fri, 02 Jun 2023 14:28:01 EDT DOJ New Jersey Doctor Admits Buying and Selling Oncology Medication for Profit FDA OCI, Anise Kachadourian, M.D., Towaco, New Jersey, guilty plea, board-certified, oncologist, unlawful, sale, prescription, Rx, cancer, medication, oncology, cold-chain, biologic, infusion, medications, treat, cancers, macular degeneration, autoimmune disease, sell, profit, Wed, 31 May 2023 16:24:22 EDT DOJ Pennsylvania Physician Sentenced to Prison for HOPE Clinic Prescription Practices FDA OCI, Brian Gullett, D.O., Clarksville, Pennsylvania, oxycodone, morphine, sentence, prison, aiding, abetting obtain, controlled substance, fraud, HOPE Clinic, Hitech Opioid Pharmachovigilance Expertise, purported, pain management, Beckley, Beaver, Charleston, West Virginia, multiple Rx, Fri, 26 May 2023 13:11:54 EDT DOJ Grand Rapids Physician Pays Over $135,000 For Allegedly Using Foreign, Unapproved Botox to Treat Medicare Beneficiaries FDA OCI, Derek Lado, D.O., Grand Rapids, MI, Elite Medical Spine & Musculoskeletal Center, Elite, pay, resolve, allegations, violate, False Claims Act, foreign, unapproved, Botox, treat, Medicare, beneficiaries, bill, Medicare, health care fraud, Tue, 23 May 2023 16:22:06 EDT DOJ Nurse Who Stole Painkillers, Replacing Them with Saline and Putting Surgical Patients at Risk, Sentenced to Four Years FDA OCI, Melissa Elizabeth Chacona, Fuquay-Varina, NC, nurse, surgical, practice, extract, medication, vials, fentanyl, morphine, meperidine, replace, saline, surgical, patients, Rx, prescription, drugs, Mon, 22 May 2023 15:02:51 EDT DOJ U.S. Resolves Civil Claims Against Medical Device Manufacturer for Falsely Claiming that Chinese Components Sold to the Federal Government Were American Made FDA OCI, Zoll Medical Corporation, supplier , medical devices, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, electrocardiogram, cables, ECG, China, manufacture, Trade Agreements Act, replacement, former employee, qui tam, whistleblower, Thu, 18 May 2023 11:54:05 EDT DOJ Former Licensed Registered Nurse Agrees to Plead Guilty to Product Tampering Charge FDA OCI, Dawn Drum, Janesville, Wisconsin, tampering, fentanyl, Registered Nurse, RN, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, fentanyl, replace, saline, Pyxis, override, waste, Rx, prescription, drugs, Tue, 09 May 2023 12:32:35 EDT DOJ Former Nurse Sentenced for Stealing Drugs from Two Boston-Area Hospitals FDA OCI, Lisa Tarr, 33, St. Petersburg, Fla., sentence, Rx, drug, steal, hospital, divert, opioids, fentanyl, former, nurse, unlawful, controlled substance, fraud, deception, subterfuge, Mon, 08 May 2023 14:18:50 EDT DOJ Registered Nurse Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Tampering with and Stealing Painkillers from Detroit Hospital FDA OCI, Mary Cheatham, Ypsilanti, Michigan, sentence, tampering, vials, syringes, hydromorphone, RN, registered, nurse, replace, saline, solution, hospital, Detroit, Thu, 04 May 2023 10:39:53 EDT DOJ Largest International Operation Against Darknet Trafficking of Fentanyl and Opioids Results in Record Arrests and Seizures FDA OCI, Operation SpecTor, 288 arrests, JCODE, disrupt, fentanyl, opioid, trafficking, darknet, dark web, U.S., Europe, South America, fentanyl, opioids, cybercrime, trafficking, seizures, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, EC3, ProtecTor, public, awareness, addiction, narcotics, Thu, 04 May 2023 10:30:48 EDT DOJ NYC Mother and Son Charged with Interstate Shipment of Misbranded Animal Drugs FDA OCI, Bien King, Congers, NY, Khalil King, New York, NY, indictment, conspiracy, distribution, of, misbranded, animal drugs. unregistered, misbranded pesticides, Little City Dogs, NYC, ivermectin, nitenpyram, praziquantel, fipronil, Chinese suppliers, Wed, 26 Apr 2023 13:49:05 EDT DOJ Georgia Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distributing Misbranded Weight Loss Drug Product FDA OCI, Audrey Arona, M.D, Gainesville, GA, guilty, plea, misbranded, HCG, drug, Releana, treatment, female, infertility, male, hormone, not FDA-approved, sublingual, Maurice Bailey, Hoschton, GA, Sarah Alberg, Colorado, smuggle, India, rodent, droppings, bottles, supplies, Wed, 26 Apr 2023 15:07:16 EDT DOJ Supervisory Paramedic Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Fentanyl and Tampering with Drugs Intended for Patients FDA OCI, Christopher Robert Pattinson, Commerce City, CO, supervisory, paramedic, sentence, fentanyl, steal, tampering, drugs, patients, saline, vials, Wed, 03 May 2023 15:33:54 EDT DOJ Massachusetts Health Care Company Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay More Than $2.5 Million for Purchasing Botox That was Packaged and Labeled for Use Only in Foreign Countries FDA OCI, Greater Boston Behavioral Health, guilty, plea, misbranded, drugs, prescription, Rx, $2.5 million, fines, forfeiture, Botox, foreign, black box, warning, side effects, migraine, treatment, consumer protection, Fri, 21 Apr 2023 13:07:40 EDT DOJ Former Physician Associated with 1-800-GET-THIN Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison for Massive Fraud Against Health Insurers FDA OCI, Julian Omidi, West Hollywood, CA, 1-800-Get-Thin, sentence, scheme, conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, false statements, identity theft, money laundering, health, insurance, Lap-Band, weight-loss, surgery, false, sleep study, Surgery Center Management, SCM, Wed, 19 Apr 2023 08:57:41 EDT DOJ USAO Hosts Training at Texas Medical Center on Cyberintrusion Safety Measures FDA OCI, cyberintrusion, safety, measures, danger, cyberattack, malicious, China, Russia, transnational criminals, how to, tackle, attacks, cyber intrusions, essential, tools, protocols, cybercrime, Tue, 18 Apr 2023 09:01:00 EDT DOJ Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Felony for Selling Over $4.4 Million in Unapproved Steroid-Like Drugs FDA OCI, Michael Terry Little, Nampa, Idaho, plea, guilty, unapproved, new drugs, sale, Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, SARMs, website, SARMTECH, testosterone, anabolic steroids, bulk, ingredients, imported, China, Fri, 14 Apr 2023 14:27:54 EDT DOJ Former Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with a Consumer Product FDA OCI, Catherine Shannon Dunton, pled, guilty, tampering, R.N., outpatient, surgical, procedures, Jensen Beach, FL, fentanyl, liquid, saline, solution, 450 vials, patients, Thu, 13 Apr 2023 12:53:44 EDT DOJ Former Emergency Department Nurse Sentenced to 3 Years After Stealing Pain Medication and Injecting Patients with Saline FDA OCI, Jennifer Adams, R.N., nurse, Whitestown, IN, sentence, tampering, steal, pain medication, inject, patients, saline, fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, ketamine, super-glue, lids, conceal, scheme, health care fraud, Thu, 13 Apr 2023 08:50:55 EDT DOJ Suburban Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Patient Medications FDA OCI, Sarah Diamond, Woodstock, IL, Chicago-area, medical rehabilitation, removed, morphine, bottles, replaced, another liquid, diluted, administered, patients, health care fraud, Wed, 12 Apr 2023 09:25:10 EDT DOJ