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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cape Cod Man Sentenced For Trafficking Counterfeit Viagra

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BOSTON – A Cape Cod man was sentenced yesterday for trafficking counterfeit Viagra on Craigslist.

David Nailen, 45, of East Falmouth, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 18 months in prison, to be served intermittently, with nine months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and nine months in home confinement, followed by two years of supervised release. Nailen was also ordered to pay $48,902 in restitution to Pfizer, Inc. and a money judgment of $2,280 to the United States Customs and Border Protection. In February 2014, Nailen pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit drugs.

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. In October 2012, investigators executed a search warrant on his East Falmouth home and seized over 3,000 counterfeit Viagra tablets.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Custom’s 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.