Mustafa Hasan Arif, a dual citizen of Pakistan and the United Kingdom pled guilty to wire fraud in a NH Federal Court on Tuesday. Arif defrauded victims by fraudulently selling drugs claiming to cure many serious diseases. The targeted consumers were from around the world, including in New Hampshire.
Court records say while in Pakistan, Arif created, maintained and controlled over 1,500 websites that promoted the sale of drugs claiming to cure and treat hundreds of diseases including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and emphysema. The websites included false cure rates, fake clinical research and fabricated testimonials. He also falsely represented that the drugs were being sold by entities in Germany, Norway, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark when in fact the drugs were all being sold and shipped from Pakistan. Arif‘s scheme generated more than $12 million dollars. Arif is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26, 2017