A New Zealand citizen has pleaded guilty to charges related to supplying large amounts fake erectile dysfunction drugs to distributors in California, Texas and Europe, U.S. authorities said Thursday.
The defendant, Robin Han, 43, is scheduled to be sentenced on October 4 in U.S. District Court in California, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement. He faces as many as 30 years in prison and a fine of as much as $6 million.
U.S. authorities initially indicted Han, who was living in China, in December 2007. They did not arrest him until March of this year when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport from Hong Kong. Han has remained in federal custody since then.
The authorities had been on his trail since 2006 after Customs and Border Protection officers found a parcel from China containing counterfeit Cialis tablets and phony Cialis packaging at a mail facility in California.
The resulting investigation pinpointed Han as the source of the parcel.FULL STORY