Clairton man pleads guilty to laundering money from importing Canadian drugs

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A Clairton man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and conspiracy to launder money in relation to importation of medicine from Canada.

Jeffrey A. Markovitz, 57, ordered "unapproved and misbranded prescription drugs" from Canada, according to federal prosecutors. Prosecutors have sought to seize $650,000 they claim Mr. Markovitz gained from crime.

Mr. Markovitz was released on $10,000 unsecured bond pending sentencing set for May 29 before U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

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Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1542 and on Twitter: @richelord.


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