Five Years In Prison, Nearly $50M Fines For Owner Of US Lab Falsifying Sunscreen Test Results
Garbriel Letizia Jr., and employees at AMA Laboratories “at his direction,” defrauded customers of more than $46m by testing products on materially lower numbers of subjects than specified and paid for by the customers.
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Gabriel Letizia Jr. potentially faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to defrauding AMA Laboratories customers of more than $46m by sending them bogus testing reports. The US FDA, which participated in the investigation, has not commented publicly on the implications for improperly tested sunscreens and other products.
Gabriel Letzia Jr., AMA Laboratories' owner says, "The FDA are the professionals," and he "didn’t find what the FDA couldn’t find but wound up getting indicted nevertheless."
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