BRENTWOOD—Sentencing for Dalibor Kabov, 34 and Berry Kabov, 47 was postponed by a judge on Wednesday, July 18. Both brothers are accused of allegedly selling $3 million of pharmaceutical drugs via the black market. A judge postponed their conviction hearing after Dalibor Kabov, stood up in court and made accusations against his attorney that he was not providing them with proper evidence in his favor.
Both Dalibor and Berry were found guilty back in January 2017 for illegally selling narcotics, including Oxycotin. Global Compounding, LLC, was also named as a defendant in the case, as a fake pharmacy the brothers used to traffic drugs. To conceal the drug trafficking, they used several different bank accounts, as well as identity theft victims as the prescription name. Sales were made in locations all over the United States. Columbus, Ohio was used as a hub for the brothers to ship drugs to. The dealer that was selling in Ohio was arrested and agreed to help authorities gather information on the brothers.
From 2012-2014 the brothers ordered almost 100,000 oxycodone pills. While the countries opioid epidemic is at an all-time high the removal of these illegal drug factories is becoming a high priority. Among the many illegally acquired drugs, the brothers imported anabolic steroids from Hubei, China.
On federal tax returns, the Kabovs underreported their income by approximately $1.5 million. They falsely claimed to have suffered net losses in 2011 and 2012, while they were flying in private jets, staying in penthouse suites, and purchasing new luxury cars, such as a $100,000 Corvette.
“After amassing large quantities of cash from the black market sale of prescription drugs, the Kabov brothers attempted to legitimize these ill-gotten profits through the use of their pharmacy and financial institutions,” said Aimee Schabilion, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation. “IRS Criminal Investigation remains committed to the investigation and prosecution of those who launder and profit from the proceeds of illegal pharmaceuticals.”
Both defendants could face a maximum sentence of 430 years in federal prison.