Father and Son Convicted of Running Illegal Internet Pharmacy

(BROOKLYN, NY) Following four weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn today returned a verdict convicting ANTONIO QUINONES, the owner and operator of illegal internet pharmacies, of illegal distribution of prescription medication, conspiracy, and money laundering. The jury also returned a verdict convicting HERMAN QUINONES, ANTONIO’s son and the owner of an illegal internet pharmacy, of illegal distribution of prescription medication. In addition, the jury ordered that ANTONIO QUINONES forfeit $10 million in illegal proceeds that he obtained through the scheme. HERMAN QUINONES’ agreed to forfeit $1.8 million in illegal proceeds based on his conviction.

DEA Special Agent-in-Charge John P. Gilbride stated, “These guilty verdicts prove that our community will not tolerate drugs being peddled on the streets nor via the internet. Prescription drug abuse has tripled over the last few years and law enforcement is focused on identifying those responsible as well as the illicit mechanisms used to facilitate the distribution of illegitimately prescribed pharmaceuticals.” More...