Jose Riopedre and Susana Mendez both pled guilty in the District Court for the District of Maryland today to conspiring to distribute more than two million doses of Phentermine via an internet pharmacy. Both agreed to forfeit $1,500,000. Sentencing is scheduled for July 15, 2009.
The indictment alleged that between March 2005 and December 2006, the two, along with Derrick Truby, conspired to distribute weight loss drugs via an online pharmacy without a legitimate medical purpose and outside the scope of professional practice. The couple allegedly operated several internet pharmacy websites and required customers to fill out an online questionnaire in order to receive prescriptions.
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Category: Internet Pharmacy Law