Des Moines Pharmacist Indicted for Drug Diversion, Mail Fraud, and Tax Fraud
DES MOINES, IA – On April 2, 2014, an indictment charging Mark Graziano, part owner of Bauder Pharmacy, and A. Michael Enloe, was unsealed following the defendants’ arraignment, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. The sixteen-count indictment charges both Graziano and Enloe with the charge of conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone, a controlled substance, and further charges Graziano with eleven counts of mail fraud and four counts of tax evasion.
The charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $500,000. The charge of mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. The charge of tax evasion, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000.
Today’s indictment is the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. Prosecution of this matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
The public is reminded that an indictment is only an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.