Four men, including a York County man, have been indicted in federal court in Harrisburg for their alleged involvement in a scheme to sell misbranded drugs and for concealing unlawful profits, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Ahed Hbaiu, 32, of Newberry Township is wanted on charges of criminal conspiracy, delivery of misbranded drugs in interstate commerce, receipt of misbranded drugs in interstate commerce, structuring financial transactions, bank fraud and engaging in monetary transactions with criminally derived property worth more than $10,000, officials said.
Three California men face similar charges.
Hbaiu has since left the country and is being sought by authorities.
Misbranded: Prosecutors allege the men were involved with various companies that sold what they claimed were all-natural versions of sexual enhancement drugs similar to Viagra.
The drugs were sold under names that included "Mojo Nights," "Libigrow" and "Blue Diamond" on the Internet and at a York County store, authorities said.
However, the drugs contained sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra, and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, which are approved by the FDA to treat erectile dysfunction, making the drugs not all-natural.
The men are also accused of structuring deposits to various bank accounts to avoid a requirement that banks report transactions of $10,000 or more. Some of that money was used to fund business operations, including 1 Stop Sunoco gas station and Eclipse Builders in Newberry Township, authorities said.
According to its website, Eclipse Builders specializes in "commercial and residential carpentry, specifically in the areas of framing, flooring, ceiling systems and finish carpentry."
Hbaiu is also accused of illegally obtaining a credit card in his mother's name and using it to buy equipment for his construction business, Eclipse Builders, the attorney's office said.
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