Scottsdale man sentenced for selling illegal sexual enhancement drugsPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- A Scottsdale man has been sentenced to five years in prison for illegally selling sexual enhancement drugs.
According to Wyn Hornbuckle, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, 48-year-old Timothy Keay Isaac pleaded guilty to felony charges of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, making false tax returns, filling false declarations in a bankruptcy proceeding, theft of public money and conspiracy.
According to the plea, Hornbuckle said, Isaac sold a drug that he called Vinarol which he claimed was an all-natural, herbal sexual enhancement drug. Isaac and his colleagues did not tell customers that the drug contained sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra.
Hornbuckle also said Isaac and others smuggled the chemical from China into the U.S. without declaring it to U.S. customs.
Isaac also filed a tax return for 2005 claiming he had no taxable income, Hornbuckle said, even though he actually had a taxable income of over $80,000. Hornbuckle said Isaac filed similar tax returns in 2006 and 2007 even though his taxable income for each year was more than $75,000 and $380,000, respectively.
Isaac's colleagues, Bryan and Laura Gillette, each pleaded guilty to one count of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Bryan Gillette died in January, but Laura Gillette was sentenced to five years of probation. in March.
Isaac was also ordered to pay restitution of $1,685,107.72, including nearly $247,000 to the IRS.