2 sentenced for scheme to sell misbranded drugs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two California men will serve time in a federal prison for their involvement in companies that sold misbranded sexual enhancement drugs over the Internet and at a store in York County.

Almuntasser “Alex” Hbaiu, 34, and Michael Kang, 46, both of Los Angeles, were sentenced last week in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Hbaiu was ordered to serve 24 months in prison and pay a $60,000 fine. He must also forfeit his interest in a Hummelstown home, $20,000 cash, and the contents of two bank accounts.

Kang was sentenced to one month in prison, five months home confinement, and a $5,000 fine.

Federal prosecutors said Hbaiu was involved in companies that sold drugs including Mojo Nights, Libigrow and Blue Diamond that were marketed as “all natural,” but, in fact, contained the active ingredients found in Viagra and Cialis. Criminal charges against him were filed in the Middle District of Pennsylvania in March 2013 and were later transferred to California.

Kang headed companies in the Los Angeles area that supplied companies owned by Hbaiu.

Also charged were Ahed Hbaiu, 32, of Etters; Gil Conrad Dizon, 28; and Christopher Mouzon, 27, both of Los Angeles.

Prosecutors said Ahed Hbaiu used proceeds from drug sales to pay the mortgage on the Hummelstown home, which was eventually titled to Alex Hbaiu. The drug sales also funded the business operations of Caliber Investments, 1 Stop Sunoco Gas Station, and Eclipse Builders; all located in Etters.

Ahed Hbaiu reportedly has fled the country and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, authorities said.

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