- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Charleston pharmacy facing federal charges will be sold as part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by prosecutors.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/17E0Quw ) reports that Trivillian’s Pharmacy owner Paula Butterfield also will sell a condominium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Under the settlement, Butterfield agreed to pay $1.1 million to the federal government. Proceeds of the property sales will go toward that payment.

Federal prosecutors filed the lawsuit on behalf of Medicare and West Virginia’s Medicaid program.

In the criminal case, the pharmacy is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid and misbranding drugs. Butterfield is accused of submitting false claims to Medicare on her own behalf.

The civil settlement doesn’t release the pharmacy or Butterfield from any criminal liability or liability with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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