Pittsburgh, PA – Two Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney General Stephen R. Coffman said today.

Thomas Munton, 34, and Sarah Munton, 36, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and its agency, particularly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In connection with the criminal case, the court ruled in his favor. Interact with each other, and with people you know and do not know about a U.S. attorney, including consumers in the United States, including on the Internet and in person, including steroid medications or performance enhancement. None of the drugs distributed by the defendants were approved by the FDA and the defendants were not allowed to distribute the drugs without FDA permission. The items distributed by the defendants are mislabeled, misleading labels that do not include proper drug / active ingredient names, do not contain adequate instructions for use and do not contain the manufacturer’s name and place of business, packer, or distributor. The court noted that the defendants’ actions were intended to deceive the FDA by denying, undermining, obstructing, and conquering the FDA’s ability to control drug production, branding, and distribution in the United States.

“Thomas and Sarah Munton started distributing steroids to their partners in the fitness and bodybuilding industry, but their business eventually continued to serve up to 200 clients verbally,” said U.S. Attorney Koffman. “Individuals who defraud the FDA will be held accountable for their crimes.”

Metro Washington Field Special Representative of the FDA Criminal Investigation Office Mark S. “The FDA will continue to crack down on people who endanger public health.”

Judge Rangan was sentenced on March 3, 2022. The law generally provides for imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of up to $ 250,000, or both. Under the Federal Penal Code, the exact penalty depends on the severity of the crime and, if any, the defendant’s previous criminal history.

U.S. Assistant Attorney General Christopher M. Cook is suing on behalf of the government.

The United States Postal Service, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration’s Criminal Investigation Department, conducted an investigation that led to the prosecution of Thomas and Sarah Munton.