Mansion of Man Who Ran Illegal Online Pharmacies Up for Auction

The Texas mansion of a man convicted of running a number of illegal online pharmacies is currently up for auction.

The bidding for the 22,000 square-foot mansion that used to be owned by Rakesh Saran will start at $1.5 million, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The four-story house was seized in 2005 following the investigation of more than 20 websites run by Saran that turned out to be illegal online pharmacies.

In 2006, Saran pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, two counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Following his conviction for running more than 20 illegal internet pharmacies, Saran was sentenced to 12 years in jail and ordered by the court to pay $68 million in restitution.

Americans should be sure to get their medication from a reputable place such as licensed brick and mortar pharmacy or an online pharmacy that has been certified by the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites, or VIPPS, program or by verifying using the VIPPS approved website