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.
- Date:January 23, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions