Sa­mi An­war raked in mil­lions of dol­lars gath­er­ing drug tri­al da­ta at his sites. But it was all a lie — and now he's been sen­tenced to 28 years

Ac­cord­ing to fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors, Sa­mi An­war was quite suc­cess­ful in reap­ing mil­lions of dol­lars op­er­at­ing tri­al sites in Wash­ing­ton state for drug de­vel­op­ers. He of­fered safe­ty da­ta on dozens of drugs cov­er­ing a gamut of ail­ments — from di­a­betes, asth­ma, pe­di­atric ill­ness­es, ado­les­cent smok­ing, cir­rho­sis, sca­bies, de­pres­sion to opi­oid ad­dic­tion.

And it was all a lie, ac­cord­ing to US at­tor­ney William Hys­lop, who runs the East­ern Dis­trict of Wash­ing­ton. Af­ter suc­cess­ful­ly pros­e­cut­ing An­war and win­ning a guilty ver­dict, a judge has now im­posed a 28-year sen­tence on the con­vict­ed fraud­ster to think it over.

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