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Counterfeiter of Tagamet, Naprosyn sentenced

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On May 7, in Los Angeles Federal Court Javid Naghdi was sentenced to 14 years of incarceration for "his scheme to sell millions of counterfeit drugs," according to FDA's March/April Case News. In 1987, he and three others (the "Naghdi Group") were convicted of selling counterfeit Naprosyn, but Naghdi fled the country before being sentenced ("The Pink Sheet" Sept. 14, T&G-9). He was later apprehended, extradited and sentenced to five years in jail. Naghdi was then "tried and convicted on nine counts of wire fraud for offering one million bottles of Tagamet to an undercover agent for $28 mil."

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