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Serono Executive Charged with Offering Kickbacks

By Robin Mathias
Created Dec 15 2004 - 3:35pm
” Boston, MA… A Hewlit, New York man was charged today in federal court with offering kickbacks to three New York City doctors by offering them an all expenses paid trip to attend a medical conference in Cannes, France in April of 1999, in return for writing prescriptions of Serostim [1], a brand of recombinant human growth hormone used to treat wasting in AIDS patients, manufactured and sold by Serono Laboratories, Inc., now known as Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Ares-Serono, S.A. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Peter D. Keisler, Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division; Kenneth W. Kaiser, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New England; Kim A. Rice, Special Agent in Charge of the Metro-Washington Field Office of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations; Joseph C. Moraski, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Regional Office of Investigations for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General; James M. Benages, Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration; and Joseph Finn, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field office of the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General, announced today that ADAM STUPAK, age 40, of 1334 Club Drive, Hewlit, New York, was charged in an Information with three counts of Offering to Pay Illegal Remunerations…”

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