The director of operations at a mail order pharmacy operated by the Penobscot Indian Nation was sentenced to almost four years in prison for accepting kickbacks and for filing false income tax returns.
Reginald S. Gracie Jr., 41, of Bowdoin, the former Pharmacist-in-Charge of PIN Rx, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John Woodcock Jr. last week to three years and 10 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for soliciting and accepting kickbacks as an agent of an organization receiving federal funds and for filing false federal income tax returns, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
According to court records, between May and November of 2006, Gracie solicited and accepted more than $120,000 from six companies that sold prescription drugs over the Internet. In 2006, PIN Rx received over $5 million in MaineCare funds, most of which were paid by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gracie also failed to report his illicit income on his 2006 individual income tax return and on a corporate income tax return for Gracie Enterprises Inc.
Gracie pled guilty to the charges in February and has agreed to pay back taxes of $41,784, according to the release.