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The chief executive of a packaging contractor in the US has admitted selling counterfeit animal health product labels and packaging in a federal court.

48-year-old California resident Paul S. Rodriguez Jr – who was in charge of Santa Ana, California-based company Action Packing and Design – pleaded guilty to intentionally trafficking in counterfeit labels and packaging for anti-parasite products and veterinary medicines between July 2015 and December 2016.

His operation produced counterfeit artwork for flea control products Frontline and Frontline Plus sold by Merial, an animal health company located in Duluth, Georgia, as well as other Merial veterinary products. The Department of Justice also notes that Rodriguez trafficked in counterfeit trademarked Rimadyl labels, a veterinary painkiller marketed by Zoetis, a pharma company based in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Sentencing is currently set for October 2 before US District Judge Nancy Atlas, at which time Rodriguez faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $2m fine, says the DoJ.

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And this is why I continue to tell people to buy these products only from the vet.

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I can't imagine doing something sooooo creepy.  What gives a person the idea?!  Guess there is money to be made... 
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Someone in one of the Black Russian Terrier groups gave this link for more information about counterfeiting drugs. It's more about people, but it is still on the same vein:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/uncovering-counterfeit-medicines/
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
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