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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cape Cod Man Indicted For Trafficking In Counterfeit Viagra

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BOSTON – An East Falmouth man was charged today with trafficking Viagra.

David Nailen, 45, was indicted on four counts of trafficking in counterfeit drugs. The indictment alleges that between March and October 2012, Nailen sold counterfeit tablets that were similar or indistinguishable from Pfizer, Inc.’s pharmaceutical drug Viagra via the Internet, on Craigslist, and in person.

If convicted, he faces a statutory maximum of 10 years in prison on count one of trafficking in goods and a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison on counts two through four of trafficking in counterfeit drugs, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Harman Burkart of Ortiz’s Cybercrime Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.