Aiman Aryan, Government Center Pill Mill Pharmacist, Pleads Guilty

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A pharmacist who ran a pill mill from the lobby of the Miami-Dade County Government Center is pleading guilty for his role in a $55 million medicare scam involving prescription pain killers. Aiman Aryan will give up his pharmacist license and will be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison. The feds will also seize $1.8 million in frozen bank accounts belonging to Robert's Drug Store, a chain of four pharmacies Aryan operates in Miami.

The general merchandise sections of the stores have remained opened since Aryan was arrested this past October. At the time, Miami-Dade spokeswoman Suzy Trutie said the county attorney's office would determine if Aryan's five-year $204,000 lease could be terminated based on his criminal indictment. The way things are going for Aryan, the drug store will probably shut down on its own before the county gets around to bidding for a new pharmacy.

During a year long investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services zeroed in on a pair of pain clinic operators who were sending people to get fake prescriptions for oxycodone and oxymorphone from Hialeah physician Frank Ballesteros.

The patients filled their prescriptions at Aryan's pharmacies and another pharmacy in Plantation owned by another pharmacist in on the scheme.

Aryan, Ballesteros, and the pain clinic operators would split kickbacks they received from fraudulent medicare bills.

The feds say Aryan's pharmacies dispensed an average of 270 oxycodone and oxymorphone pills a day.

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Axel  Hinkle
Axel Hinkle

To all of you who claim to know his family history;  He and his family are martyrs and victims of the war on drugs.  He was the salt of the earth and a hero to the people in the streets who were is serious pain and had no way to pay for their medication.  Another victim of the Reagan War on Drugs.  More money wasted on a good and decent family man.  Do you think the Kennedy's or Bush's were better families?  Dream on.Bigdoggy

shut up
shut up

hey saynotooxyplease know that he is not guilty and you will see that after he will be free beacuse he did not do anything wrong and i am convinced of that ....ok. lsn we are his family and we are convinced that he didnot do anything.... so shutup your mouth and do not talk ok....and his wife and kids are all goooood ok ....i hope you will rot someday in a jail for your stupid actions and words.....

saynotooxy
saynotooxy

well for this guy prision is a must he was the reason more than 120 families to loose there jobs at his pharmacies and this guy didnt need to do that he owned 5 or 6 pharmacies here in miami and at least 80 pharmacies back i think in Jordan. he is from the middle east. iam very happpy for him and iam sure his family are very proud of his actions specially his wife and kids

Jack Powell
Jack Powell

I dont feel like i should be forced to have health insurance, I think everyone would like to have health insurance if they could afford it. If you need affordable health insurance search online "Penny Health" or you dont want to be with out insurance any time.

saynotooxy
saynotooxy

shut up, iam sure his wife and kids are  all good from all the cash he stole from the goverment i mean they have all that money, his kids propably will be on drugs and oxys to give him a taste of his own medicine and his wife will find another man to spend all the money her rotten husband stole. your convinced  that hes not guilty u need to tell aiman that he should have chosen you as his lawyer you fooool. remmeber he said he is guilty where were you when he stood infront of the judge and said iam guilty. so shut up shut up

shut up
shut up

hey saynotooxyplease know that he is not guilty and you will see that after he will be free beacuse he did not do anything wrong and i am convinced of that ....ok. lsn we are his family and we are convinced that he didnot do anything.... so shutup your mouth and do not talk ok....and his wife and kids are all goooood ok ....i hope you will rot someday in a jail for your stupid actions and words.....

Dadecounty
Dadecounty

I honestly Think that the plea bargain is not fair in this guy case. He was victimized and enticed by the Feds to engage in this business. I only hope that the judge will show mercy for his wife and kids. God bless all.

Daryl Atkins
Daryl Atkins

Prohibition of drugs is not working and it's not the answer. We should have learned this from prohibition of alcohol. It would be better to legalize prescription drugs. The prisons are overcrowded because of this country's blood thrust to throw anyone convicted of a drug related crime in prison. Yet they call addiction a disease. If that's the case may be we should start throwing diabetics in jail for shooting insulin. Makes about as much sense lol. 

Satalite3
Satalite3

Mr. Aryan scheme in Florida was a major cross road for the Aryan family. If we to follow the events step by step, we will conclude the following:

1. Pharmacy one in the middle east started at the same time the drug scheme started in Florida. We all know that it is next to impossible to finance&start a business of 153 pharmacies within this short cycle. They were all financed by drug money.. I am sure the FEDS are not so stupid to figure this out.

2. As for his wife and children. Hmm, the wife was 100% aware of his schemes, since she was spending money like hell. Traveling the world and bragging of her wealth as stated on her FaceBook....

3. Easy comes easy goes.

saynotooxy
saynotooxy

so let me guess if the feds come after you and accuze you of selling drugs on the street which you never did you will still plea guilty because the feds victimized and enticed you. thats b.s

bigdogg4
bigdogg4

He is a crook and so was his father. everyone who knows him knows this is true  His father stole money from the palestinian govt. and thats how they started up with the 4 pharmacies in miami. Then the fraud money is what financed the other pharmacies in Jordan and Egypt..  five years ago he did not have money to pay his rent and all of a sudden he his a million dollar house in pinecrest and spending money on whores like they were going out of style.  Innocent my ass. Shut up must be a family member.  The whole family are scum of the earth.

saynotooxy
saynotooxy

do you think you live in Cuba!!!!! wake up an smeel the coffe the fool is guilty and he pleaded so he dont spend the rest of his life in jail i mean he is smart he  noticed that he was caught in the act probably by informants or camera. and he felt no way the money will do him anygood. now if he was in Cuba he will get away with it but not here god bless america. but i have bad news for him when he gets out if he thinks this is over. he is wrong people will look at him as a crook till the day he dies 

Kotra
Kotra

The Feds have more power than anyone could imagine. Do you really believe that this guy can stand against the Feds !! B. S if you believe so. Yes, he was victimized.

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