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March 8, 2016: Cincinnati Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Importing Drugs into U.S.

 

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             U.S. Department of Justice Press Release

 

 

For Immediate Release
March 8, 2016

United States Department of Justice

Western District of Virginia 

 

 

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today the guilty plea of an Ohio man to conspiracy charges for illegally importing prescription drugs into the United States.

 

Michael Louis, 60, of Cincinnati, Ohio, waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to one count of conspiring to illegally import prescription drugs into the United States and to illegally distribute tramadol.

“We are glad to work with our partners at the Food and Drug Administration to ensure the quality and authenticity of the drugs coming into our country,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “It is important for consumers in this country to know that what they are consuming is safe and approved.”

 

United States District Judge James P. Jones scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 6, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in Abingdon.

 

The investigation of the case was conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

 

 

 

 

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