Owner Of Utah-Based Pharmaceutical Wholesale Distributor Charged In Hundred-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and William J. Bratton, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department ("NYPD"), announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging RANDY CROWELL, a/k/a "Roger," with fraudulently distributing, through his Utah-based wholesale distribution company, more than $100 million worth of prescription drugs obtained through a nationwide black market - drugs that were then dispensed by pharmacies to unsuspecting customers. This scheme was not only profitable for CROWELL, but also dangerous to the thousands of patients who ultimately took these black market medications not knowing that they had been previously prescribed to others and then resold and trafficked, often in unsafe conditions. CROWELL was arrested at his home in Henderson, Nevada, and will be presented before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
- Date:December 8, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions