WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has announced criminal charges against two companies that manufactured and sold dietary supplements.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has announced criminal charges against two companies that manufactured and sold dietary supplements.
An indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses Dallas-based USPlabs LLC of falsifying marketing labels and lying about the nature and source of ingredients in its products. Also charged is S.K. Laboratories, an Anaheim, California firm.
Benjamin Mizer, the head of the Justice Department's civil division, said the deception put lives at risk.
Four of the six individuals who were charged were arrested Tuesday, and the two others are expected to turn themselves in.
It wasn't immediately clear if the defendants had attorneys.
The indictment was announced as part of a yearlong nationwide sweep against makers and marketers of dietary supplements.