News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 22, 2012
Contact: Mia Ro, PIO
Number: 954-660-4602

Sentencings in Orlando Area Oxycodone Trafficking Case

March 22 ( Orlando, FL) – Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that on March 21, 2012, U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharp sentenced Ardovan Moayer, 25, of Lake Mary, Florida to 7 ½ years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and making false statements in a federal investigation. The court also ordered Moayer to pay more than $55,000 in restitution to Youssef Saleeb, a pharmacist, whom Moayer attempted to frame after his arrest. In addition, Moayer is ordered to re-pay $1,000 he stole from the DEA. Moayer pled guilty to the drug charges on December 21, 2011, and to the false statement charge on February 29, 2012.

On the same day, Shawhin Besharat, 25, of Sanford, Florida was sentenced to two years in federal prison; Wayne McGilvray, 23, of Orlando, Florida was sentenced to 23 months in federal prison; and Keyan Haselli, 19, of Boca Raton, Florida was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison for their respective roles in this case. Each pled guilty to aiding and abetting the possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute on December 21, 2011.

According to court documents, Moayer, a pharmacy technician at a Winter Park pharmacy, was at the center of an oxycodone ring that distributed thousands of oxycodone pills between April 2010 and September 2011. Moayer used his position to steal oxycodone pills from the pharmacy and supply them to street level oxycodone distributors such as Besharat, McGilvray, and Haselli for profit.

On September 12, 2011, DEA agents approached Moayer about the case. Moayer told agents that Saleeb was the one providing him with the oxycodone pills. Over the next several weeks, Moayer continued to falsely lead agents to believe that he had obtained oxycodone from Saleeb in several controlled transactions. As a result, Saleeb was charged in a criminal complaint for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

On December 14, 2011, DEA agents reviewed surveillance footage from the pharmacy's surveillance system. Agents discovered that Moayer did not actually pay Saleeb on one of the occasions that Moayer had claimed. On December 16, 2011, Moayer admitted to agents that he had fabricated the story about Saleeb's involvement, and that he had stolen the pills himself. The United States moved to dismiss the complaint against Saleeb later that same day.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Orlando District Office.

 

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