Woman Pleads Guilty in Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis Case
SACRAMENTO, CA- United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner recently announced that Susan Yvonne Eversoll, 46, of Sacramento, California, pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods before U.S. District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley.
According to court documents, this investigation arose after the FBI discovered numerous online advertisements for counterfeit drugs closely resembling genuine Viagra and Cialis tablets. On November 1, 2012, posing as customers and responding to a Craigslist advertisement, law enforcement officers set up a controlled purchase from Eversoll and a co-defendant. The FBI has since seized a total of 5,652 counterfeit pills of Viagra and 495 counterfeit pills of Cialis.
Eversoll faces up to 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $2 million fine for the conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods charge. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. Eversoll is scheduled to appear before Judge Nunley on February 20, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. for sentencing.
The case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Sacramento Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez and Special Assistant United States Attorney Ashwin Janakiram are prosecuting the case.