Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA was charged for conspiring to fix prices for generic drugs, the Department of Justice announced today.
The charge, filed today in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, alleges that Glenmark conspired with other generic drug companies, including a company with its principal place of business in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Apotex Corp., to increase and maintain prices of pravastatin and other generic drugs beginning in or around May 2013 and continuing until at least in or around December 2015. Pravastatin is a prescription medication that reduces cholesterol, helping to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The charge alleges that the gain to the conspirators, and the loss to the victims, was at least $200 million.
“By cheating through fixing prices, generic drug companies artificially raised prices even though prescription drug costs were already sky high,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “As today’s charge shows, the Antitrust Division will not hesitate to charge these companies, and litigate where necessary, particularly where their crimes resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges for life-saving medications.”
“During these difficult times, it is more important than ever that our pharmaceutical companies conduct business with the well-being of the consumer in mind,” said Deputy Special Agent in Charge Steven Stuller, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. “When generic drug companies conspire to artificially increase prices, they do so to the detriment of many who depend on these medications to maintain good health. Along with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and our partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the USPS Office of Inspector General will remain committed to investigating those who would engage in this type of harmful conduct.”…
“We are seeing strong evidence of coordination in many of these violent episodes. Fundamentally, what you have here is you have demonstrators, some of them go there with the intent of demonstrating, but you have a group of provocateurs and agitators, sometimes a significant group, that try to convert those into violent activity. And they seem to be very well coordinated when they show up.”
“A number of them are associated with the movement called Antifa, but they go by various names, but frequently anarchistic. They want to tear down the country.
They are different than many traditional groups and frequently the signs of coordination and activity are very close to the event itself. So like the morning of or the day before, and things are very fast-moving.
But we definitely see signs out on the street of communication, of organization, of preplanning, prepositioning of things. So it’s definitely organized activity.”
Read more and see video of Barr, Cruz and an interviewer at https://msidneymedia.com/mark/111/
For those of us who have wondered, “Will Biden’s VP choice be Michelle?”, the answer is apparently no…
Michelle Obama tried to register to run for President in 2020 with the Secretary of State’s office this morning (April 2, 20017), the first step on a long to-do list to get a person on the ballot…
The State Department’s only job is to make sure that the candidate meets the three constitutional requirements to be president.
The first she meets easily. She is over thirty-five-years-old. The second she also meets having been born in the United Sates.
The third requirement, one few people think about, is where she came up short. You must be a resident “within the united states” for 14 years before you’re eligible. Why she doesn’t qualify is partly how she was raised but mostly of her own doing.
As a child, Michelle Obama’s legal residence was in the British Virgin Islands. Her parents kept it that way so she would be eligible for immigrant status and special consideration for schooling.
Between birth and age 22, when she graduated college, Michelle Obama had only racked up two years of legal, US residency.
After college, in order to avoid paying taxes, she kept an address in the Cayman Islands from which she filed all of her tax returns. Therefore, none of the years between the time she graduated and the time she became First Lady count either.
While in the White House, the Obamas filed joint returns, giving her another seven years of residency. At nine years of residency, she is ineligible to be president.
She will qualify in 2021…
This is actually a pretty sad story. So young and in really deep trouble. This 20-year-old was identified as the one who kicked off the George Floyd riot in Pittsburgh – destroying a police vehicle. At least he was a resident of Pittsburgh and will not be subject to federal charges… maybe. It’s not easy being a people – and especially being a young person – in this time of propaganda, educational decline, religious banning and challenge to traditional values.
Brian Jordan Bartels, a 20-year-old man who Pittsburgh police said is suspected of inciting violence during a protest, was escorted by his parents as he turned himself in Monday.
Local law enforcement were investigating the destruction of a police SUV when they received an anonymous tip from a co-worker at Amazon who recognized Bartels at the scene of the crime, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The vehicle was set on fire after being tagged with spray paint Saturday, although police officers eventually arrived on horseback to disperse the rioters.
According to a criminal complaint and eyewitness accounts, a woman tried to stop Bartels from damaging the SUV, but he gave her the finger and proceeded to break the car’s windows…
As the global health emergency of the coronavirus pandemic begins to wane, the fallout from the lockdowns continues to mount. Each day we see more reports of record unemployment, businesses struggling to survive and critical food supply chain infrastructure shutting down.
At the same time, we see business owners and anyone else who violates the lockdown orders being threatened with jail while actual criminals convicted of serious and violent crimes are released back into the communities.
We are beginning to see that the ‘cure’ is not only worse than the disease, it will have longstanding repercussions as the severity of the crisis appears to have been greatly exaggerated.
In this report, Spiro is joined by multiple Sheriffs from across the country who clearly state their position. Public safety and people’s constitutional rights are their number one priority.
These Sheriffs are true patriots who not only serve the people in their communities by upholding their sworn oaths, they serve as a great reminder of how this country and the rule of law is meant to be upheld, as many state’s Governors blatantly disregard the constitution and impose broad and wide-ranging authoritarian lockdowns which many would argue are causing far more damage than the virus itself.
Sheriff Mack Calls on Sheriffs: America Has Become A Catastrophe, We Need Action!
The purpose of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 is to prohibit deceptive practices aimed at frustrating or impeding the legitimate functions of government departments or agencies. The statute is viewed as seeking to protect both the operation and the integrity of the government, and “covers all matters confided to the authority of an agency or department.” [From https://www.justice.gov/archives/jm/criminal-resource-manual-904-purpose-statute]
The prohibition of 18 U.S.C. § 1001 requires that the false statement, concealment or cover up be “knowingly and willfully” done, which means that “The statement must have been made with an intent to deceive, a design to induce belief in the falsity or to mislead, but § 1001 does not require an intent to defraud — that is, the intent to deprive someone of something by means of deceit.” The government may prove that a false statement was made “knowingly and willfully” by offering evidence that defendants acted deliberately and with knowledge that the representation was false. The jury may conclude from a plan of elaborate lies and half-truths that defendants deliberately conveyed information they knew to be false to the government.
As used in the statute, the term “knowingly” requires only that the defendant acted with knowledge of the falsity…
The term “willfully” means no more than that the forbidden act was done deliberately and with knowledge, and does not require proof of evil intent. An act is done “willfully” if done voluntarily and intentionally and with the specific intent to do something the law forbids. There is no requirement that the government show evil intent on the part of a defendant in order to prove that the act was done “willfully.”
Robert F Kennedy Jr talks vaccines, Dr Fauci, family history and JFk assassination with Patrick Bet-David .Site for Childrens Health Defense https://bit.ly/2St8XDX Follow him on Instagram: @robertfkennedyjr https://bit.ly/2YpVBw3
About the Guest: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions. Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. The group’s achievement helped spawn 300 Waterkeeper organizations across the globe.
Sara Cunial, the Member of Parliament for Rome, blasted Gates during her seven minute long speech on Thursday, claiming that he has been working on a depopulation policy and plans for dictatorial control over global politics.
The lawmaker blasted the shut down orders, handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and vaccines.
Cunial claimed that the “real goal of all of this is total control. Absolute domination of human beings, transformed into guinea pigs and slaves, violating sovereignty and free will. All this thanks to tricks/hoax disguised as political compromises.”
The politician also went off about vaccines, 5G, and facial recognition software — among other things.
The speech wrapped up with Cunial addressing the Italian president saying “next time you receive a phone call from the philanthropist Bill Gates forward it directly to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.”
Last week, two attempted cover-ups by government officials were exposed within days of each other.
The first cover-up was laid bare through the perseverance of defense attorney, Sidney Powell, who pried loose records that showed the FBI deliberately withheld exculpatory evidence in the case of Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former National Security Adviser. For years, the FBI stiff-armed Flynn’s defense team, when it sought FBI files that would clear Flynn of any criminal wrongdoing. Once those files were obtained and the FBI’s misconduct was exposed for all to see, the DOJ dropped its case faster than the speed of light in a vacuum.
In the second cover-up, acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, forced House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, to release unclassified transcripts of 57 interviews the committee had with government officials in 2017 and 2018. The interviews put the lie to Schiff’s repeated public allegations that Trump colluded with the Russians. Instead of proving alleged Trump-Russia collusion, high-ranking officials from the Obama administration testified that there wasn’t any evidence of such a conspiracy.
It is abundantly clear why President Trump and Michael Flynn’s political opponents fought so hard to prevent evidence from being released that would clear the two men. The partisan hacks were busy trumpeting Trump and Flynn’s guilt to a receptive press corps, when they knew all along that the documentation they were sitting on said otherwise. This tells you all you need to know about their treachery and hypocrisy.
The two news reports appear to be precursors to what is expected to be a series of indictments stemming from the lengthy investigation by the Justice Department into potential criminal abuse by FBI and DOJ law enforcement officials, who appear to have wielded their immense power over a period of years to take down a sitting president and his associates…
In case you didn’t know,
- you can test positive for CV if you have been vaccinated for CV,
- children are a lucrative business thanks to federal laws.
I saw the system in action when I lived in Oregon. Broke my heart… and the hearts of the parents and children who were separated by the courts – another assault on the family system – and on vulnerable little ones. A one-year-old female infant in foster care had vaginal infection, tearing and bruising. Other children have died in foster care. Do not be fooled. We are in a war with evil and children are at risk, at the hands of the very ones in authority who claim to want to protect them.
Oregonians in general are some of the kindest, purest-hearted people I have ever met. It’s only those who profit from the cruel, rigged system who are questionable. Perhaps they are the ones whom the Oregon sealed indictments target. Currently there are 166,378 sealed indictments in the USA and each indictment can cover numerous people. May the indictments be served very soon.
May all children be safe from abuse, neglect and trafficking.
At the behest of the World Health Organization (WHO) executive director Michael Ryan, Oregon is slated to remove children from homes and place them in “substitute care” if parents are deemed “unable to support them.”
Ryan, who was criticized for stating that governments need to go door-to-door looking for people infected with coronavirus and if found, “Now we need to go and look in families to find those people who may be sick, and remove them and isolate them.”
Oregon seems to be complying with these orders…