A.G. Schneiderman Announces Trial Conviction of Pharmacist Who Illegally Sold Black Market HIV Medications
RIVERHEAD-Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the trial conviction of pharmacist Ira Gross, 63, and his shell company, Chaparral Services, LTD. Both defendants were found guilty yesterday in Suffolk County Supreme Court after a four week jury trial before Hon. Richard Ambro. Gross was accused of distributing HIV medication illegally obtained from the black market to patients, and faces a state prison sentence of up to eight and one-third to twenty-five years. Medicaid and others were illegally billed $274 million through this scheme, with Gross personally receiving a profit of $25 million. The convictions were part of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit longstanding "Operation Black Market Meds" investigations.
- Date:August 9, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies