June 3, 2014

Gaston man charged with trafficking counterfeit medicines

Arthur Fleming Moler, 51, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

A 51-year-old Gaston man has been charged in a four-count indictment for trafficking counterfeit medications.

Arthur Fleming Moler was indicted by a Columbia jury on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods, copyright infringement, smuggling and theft of government funds, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

He faces 20 years in prison and a fine of $2 million, if convicted.

The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Postal Service and is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney T. DeWayne Pearson of the Columbia office for prosecution.

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