Supervisor at Long Island Drug Manufacturer Sentenced to Prison for Theft of Medical Products
Drugs for Equine Illness Sold to Trainers and Veterinarians at New York Racetracks
On April 20, 2022, in federal court in Central Islip, Gregory Settino, a resident of Bethpage, New York, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joanna Seybert to a year and a day’s imprisonment for theft of approximately $750,000 worth of medical products. The Court also ordered Settino to pay restitution of $847,093.
Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Ronne G. Malham, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations, New York Field Office (FDA-OCI), announced the sentence.
“Today’s sentence is the finish line of Gregory Settino’s criminal conduct. He stole thousands of bottles of drugs, ignored safe handling practices, and allowed them to be given to horses at New York racetracks without regard for the health of the animals – only focusing on his own personal gain,” stated United States Attorney Peace. “Those who jeopardize drug safety and risk the health of others will be held accountable and face serious consequences.”