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Former Monroeville Resident Indicted on Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act Violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A former resident of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on January 23, 2024, on a charge of violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

The one-count Indictment named John I. Park, 67, who formerly resided and practiced medicine in the Western District of Pennsylvania and currently resides in San Gabriel, California, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from an unknown date until July 10, 2019, Park—who was a licensed and practicing physician in the Western District of Pennsylvania at that time—sold and administered nerve block injections to patients at his medical practice in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, which he had mixed and placed into syringes under unsanitary conditions at his Monroeville residence.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of up to one year in prison, a fine of not more than $100,000, or both. Under the federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 24, 2024

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