Former pharmacy co-owner pleads guilty in fraud scheme

Mar 30, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The former co-owner of an Alabama pharmacy has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors describe as a scheme involving improper billing for medication. 

Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old Jeffrey Black of Destin, Florida, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple felony counts. Black is a former co-owner of Northside Pharmacy in Haleyville. The company did business as Global Compounding Pharmacy.

Prosecutors say the company billed insurers for medically unnecessary prescription drugs. Nearly two dozen people have pleaded guilty including other company executives.