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Grand jury: 4 sold prescription drugs concealed as supplements

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Four men have been charged this week for selling prescription drugs falsely marketed as "all-natural" versions of Viagra when, in reality, they contained the same active ingredients as the prescription drug.

U.S. Attorney Peter Smith wrote in a press release that four men sold the falsely marketed drugs on websites as well as one physical location in York County. He said the drug contained the same active ingredient found in Viagra and Cialis.

Smith said a grand jury determined that the men also conspired to avoid the requirement that banks report cash transactions of 100,000 or more by making the deposits into various bank accounts. Some of this money was used to pay off the mortgage on a residence on the 1800 block of Medow Ridge Drive in Hummelstown as well as fund the business of Caliber Investments, 1 Stop Sunoco Gas Station and Eclipse Builders, located in Etters.

The grand jury also found that Ahed Hbaiu, 32, of Etters, had a credit card in his mother's name that he used to purchase construction equipment for his brother's business, Eclipse Builders

Hbaiu has been charged with criminal conspiracy, delivery of misbranded drugs, receipt of misbranded drugs, structuring financial transactions, bank fraud and engaging in monetary transactions with criminally-derived property.

Smith said Hbaiu reportedly left the country last week.

Three other men, Gil Conrad Dizon, 28, Almuntasser Hbaiu, 34, and Christopher Mouzon, 27, all from Los Angeles, have also been charged.

Mouzon is charged with criminal conspiracy, perjury and structruing financial transactions. Dizonhas been charged with criminal conspiracy, delivery of misbranded drugs, receipt of misbranded drugs, two counts of wire fraud and structuring financial transactions. He was arrested Wednesday in California.

Almuntasser Hbaiu was previously charged with several other crimes. Additional charges of structuring financial transactions and bank fraud were added on March 9.

 

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