Guilty plea expected from Canada Drugs salesman

avastin pack shotA salesman affiliated to the online pharmacy involved with a fake Avastin case last year, Canada Drugs, is due to plead guilty this week.

Documents seen by the Wall Street Journal show the man, Paul Bottomley, will plead guilty to covering up a felony. Bottomley worked at a US subsidiary of Canada Drugs and allegedly knew the firm was violating federal law by shipping therapeutics across the North American border.

An alleged failure to tell authorities of this crime has landed Bottomley in court. In a related civil case Bottomley forfeited $1 million, 10 parcels of land and a 2011 Aston Martin sports car that went on to sell for $110,000 at auction.

Canada Drugs, meanwhile, shut down its business that sold drugs to US doctors after the fake Avastin scandal last year. The company reportedly laid off 100s of employees last week and US authorities have been investigating the company for more than one year.

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