10 Medical Device Crimes that Led to Jail Time—Pepin10 Medical Device Crimes that Led to Jail Time—Pepin
August 17, 2015
Donald Alan Pepin
In December 2011, Donald Alan Pepin was sentenced to 28 months in prison for buying and selling stolen insulin and test strips, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. Pepin was part of a large plot that led authorities to target more than fifty individuals and businesses for prosecution, according to the release.
Investigators found that Pepin paid more than $9.8 million over five years to people who stole the medical products before reselling the items to pharmacies and distributors through his company, First Medical Resources, Inc. The release also notes that the insulin was not properly refrigerated, putting patients in danger.
Pepin's sentence: 28 months in prison, three years supervised release, $823,577 in restitution
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