A 46 year old Kearney man was sentenced Monday by a federal judge to 11 months imprisonment for selling misbranded products containing ingredients that increased the risk of cancer. Paul D. Martin was indicted after FDA investigators learned that he continued selling foreign products with banned ingredients after being warned that doing so was illegal. The sales occurred over the internet and through the mail. Martin pleaded to one count each of delivery of misbranded drugs, mail fraud and wire fraud.
After serving his 11 month sentence, Martin will be required to serve a term of supervised release of 2 years. The case arose from an investigation by the Department of Health and Human Service & Food and Drug Administration.