UK man gets long jail term for selling unlicensed medicines

A man who sold falsified and unlicensed slimming and erectile dysfunction medicines in the UK has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail.

Edward Cohen (67) laundered £10m ($12.5m) in proceeds from the illegal activity through bank accounts linked to a Jewish charity named Chabad UK. He bought the fakes from online pharmacies and sold them to customers in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and France. An investigation was launched in March 2013 after a number of people complained about receiving fake medication, reports

Detective Sergeant John Nagle, who led the investigation, said: “Edward Cohen set up a pan-European operation selling dangerous counterfeit medication to thousands of unsuspecting people, pocketing millions of pounds in the process.”

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