Sunday, September 26, 2010

Illegal Internet Drug Dealer’s Mansion Up For Auction

Bidding starts at $1.5 million in an online auction next month for an Arlington home forfeited by a convicted Internet drug dealer.

As reported in the Dallas Morning News and the Associated Press, the massive mansion formerly owned by Rakesh Saran, a convicted Internet drug dealer is appraised at $3.7 million, was seized after Saran's 2005 arrest in an investigation of more than 20 illegal Internet pharmacies.

Saran in 2006 pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, two counts of mail fraud, one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $68 million in restitution.

Going after the assets of the criminals who are poisoning populations with fraudulent, adulterated and counterfeit medications is a significant step forward in attracting the necessary publicity so that the average health care consumer understands the danger this crime is to them.

All members of the pharmaceutical supply chain need to deploy solutions and technologies to combat this clear and present danger to their business and consumers.

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