5 p.m., May 26
Admitted fraudster's medical website still operating
More than six months after Idriss Maher, owner of the Solana Beach-based Oberlin Medical Supply and Service Corporation, pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges for his role in distributing over $7 million worth of prescription medications not approved for use in the U.S., the Oberlin company website remains online with Maher as the registered owner.
Though Maher, who admitted to storing and shipping mislabeled drugs, had a California wholesale pharmacy license, the Oberlin site currently contains no reference to prescription medications and appears to sell only other medical items such as bandages and lab-related equipment and supplies.
The alleged ringleader of the scheme, Martin Paul Bean III of Boca Raton, Florida, will be extradited to face a 35-count indictment in San Diego. Maher faces sentencing on January 7, 2013.
Attempts to contact Oberlin to clarify the role of Maher in the day-to-day operations of the business and plans going forward were unsuccessful.
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