June 23, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Glendale resident Khoa Twan Do, also known as Chris Do, 32, pleaded guilty today in Los Angeles to charges of trafficking in counterfeit Viagra tablets that were
manufactured in the People’s Republic of China.
Do pleaded guilty today before the Honorable Florence-Marie Cooper to all three
counts of the indictment, which charged him with conspiracy, trafficking in
counterfeit goods, and a felony violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
In pleading guilty, defendant admitted that he conspired with a manufacturer
in Beijing, China, to import thousands of counterfeit Viagra tablets into the
United States, which Do would then resell. In one e-mail, Do told his Beijing
supplier that the counterfeit tablets needed to “look like the real thing” because
“I can find many customers who want the real thing.” On or about January 4, 2003,
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Food and Drug Administration
intercepted a shipment of thousands of these counterfeit tablets destined for Do.
Judge Cooper is scheduled to sentence defendant on September 27, 2004. Defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of 18 years in federal prison and a fine of more
than $2 million. Defendant’s pleas are a result of a joint investigation
by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Food and Drug Administration’s
Office of Criminal Investigation.