British Fake Viagra Dealer Ordered To Pay $22.7 Million

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A man who sold counterfeit medicines, including Viagra, has been told to hand over more than £14m ($22.7m) by Southwark Crown Court.

He kept customer’s details in a folder entitled the “Thick People File”.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it was the largest confiscation order against a dealer in fake medicines.

Simon Hickman, from Tameside in Manchester, was sentenced to two years in jail in June 2009.

He ran an illegal online pharmacy which sold counterfeit and unlicensed drugs for erectile dysfunction.

A six year investigation by the MHRA and the North West Regional Asset Recovery Team uncovered a lavish lifestyle involving luxury cars and properties.

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