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Turkish Man Sentenced for Smuggling Adulturated and Misbranded Cancer Drugs

St. Louis, MO - SABAHADDIN AKMAN, the owner and manager of a Turkish drug wholesaler, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and fined $150,000 for smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States, including multiple shipments of Altuzan® (the Turkish version of Avastin®) that he sent from Turkey to Chesterfield, Missouri. Akman also paid a forfeiture of $150,000 before sentencing.


Action Details

  • Date:January 23, 2015
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions