Canadian man gets 3 years in federal prison for selling fake cancer drug over InternetBy AP
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Canadian sentenced for selling fake cancer drug
PHOENIX — A Canadian man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years in federal prison for selling fake cancer drugs over the Internet.
Federal prosecutors in Phoenix say 22-year-old Hazim Gaber, of Edmonton, Alberta, was given a 33-month prison term and ordered to pay a $75,000 fine and nearly $54,000 in restitution.
Gaber pleaded guilty to five counts of wire fraud in May. He was indicted in June 2009, arrested a month later in Germany and extradited to the U.S.
Gaber set up websites to market the experimental cancer drug DCA to at least 68 patients in the U.S, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands in 2007. Authorities say the product Gaber delivered was not DCA but a combination of starch, dextrin, dextrose or lactose.
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