Guilty Pleas in Counterfeit Viagra and Cialis Case
SACRAMENTO, CA- Rickey Lee Campbell, 60, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty recently to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.
According to court documents, law enforcement received information about Viagra and Cialis being offered for sale through the Internet on Craigslist. Law enforcement later conducted controlled drug purchases of counterfeit Viagra from Campbell, who used the alias "Diamond Jim." The residences of Campbell and his co-conspirator, Susan Yvonne Eversoll, 47, were later searched and more than 6,000 counterfeit tablets resembling Viagra and Cialis in shape, size, and color were found. Authorities also recovered computers and electronic devices the conspirators used to sell the counterfeit goods.
Campbell is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley on May 8, 2014. Eversoll, who pleaded guilty to the conspiracy on December 5, 2013, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Nunley on March 6, 2014.
Each defendant faces up to 10 years in prison for their role in the conspiracy. 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.