Navigation Links
$40 Million Forfeiture Sought in Nation-Wide Internet Pharmacy Case
Date:11/8/2007

Six Charged with Illegally Distributing over 12 Million Narcotic Pain Pills

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth announced today that six men have been charged with conspiring to illegally distribute controlled substances through an Internet pharmacy and with laundering money from the offense. The charges are contained in an Indictment filed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of more than $40 million in proceeds from the alleged Internet operation.

The 31-count Indictment charges Orlando Birbraghyer, 50, of Miami, Florida; Marshall Neil Kanner, 52, of Miami Beach, Fla.; Jack Eugene Huzl, 69, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa; Douglas Willis Bouchey, 53, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa; Armando Angulo, 55, formerly of Miami, Florida; and Peter Lopez 53, formerly of Puerto Rico, with conspiring to: (1) illegally distribute more than 12 million narcotic pain pills and other controlled substance medications through more than 246,000 prescriptions; (2) maintain drug-involved premises; and (3) employ minors in a drug offense. The defendants are also charged with conspiring to launder money from the alleged Internet drug conspiracy. Huzl, Bouchey, Angulo, and Lopez are charged in separate counts with illegal distributions of controlled medications. Huzl is charged with making two illegal distributions of controlled medications to a minor.

The Indictment alleges Birbraghyer and Kanner operated an Internet pharmacy Web site, http://www.BuyMeds.com, that allowed customers to illegally purchase controlled medications. The Indictment alleges Birbraghyer and Kanner contracted with doctors and pharmacies across the United States, including a Dubuque, Ia., pharmacy, for the processing of drug orders placed through the Web site. According to the Indictment, Huzl and Bouchey were among the contracting pharmacists who filled orders for BuyMeds.com. Angulo and Lopez are alleged to be doctors who contracted with BuyMeds.com to authorize the prescription orders placed by BuyMeds.com customers.

An arraignment of the defendants has been scheduled before Chief Judge Linda R. Reade on Nov. 16, 2007.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie M. Rose and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control, the Dubuque Drug Task Force, and the Internal Revenue Service.


'/>"/>
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
2. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
3. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
4. 1.5 million children could be saved
5. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
6. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
7. EaglePicher Corporation Completes Transaction to Sell EaglePicher Boron, LLC to Ceradyne, Inc. for $69 Million
8. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
9. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
10. Keane Wins $1 Million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Implementation at New Jersey-Based Acute Care Facility
11. PainCare Receives $14.4 Million in Cash From Completed Sale of South Florida Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The ... that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare ... (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers ... an innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging to ... new drugs. ... will show how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman ... used a suite of imaging techniques in what is ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  True Health, a leader in integrated diagnostics ... National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors ... Research recently published in ... than 10 million American women are at significant ... BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) ... — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. ... transform technology into a clinical solution to support the improvement of ... Innovative Design ... Mobile Wireless Solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: