Kumi Frimpong, 57, a licensed pharmacist, owned and operated the Cornerstone Pharmacy, in Desoto, Texas. He pleaded guilty in September 2016 to one count of conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone. He was sentenced to 24 months in prison and forfeited $41,112 as “proceeds from dispensing oxycodone during the conspiracy”.
Mr. Frimpong’s “crime” was filling the legitimate prescriptions issued by Dr. Richard Andrews of McAllen Medical Clinic. The post on Dr. Andrews shows how professionals are targeted over the REAL criminals. Through this investigation, a total of 31 individuals were charged, all of which have pleaded guilty.
Ndufola Kigham, 45, a registered pharmacist who owned, operated and served as the pharmacist in charge of GenPharm Pharmacy in Desoto, Texas, also pleaded guilty to two counts of misprision of a felony. She was sentenced to 27 months in prison and fined.
In both cases, these pharmacists filled legitimate prescriptions written by a legitimate physician for what he thought was legitimate pain. There is no way any of these professionals could have been involved in the actual fraudulent receipt of controlled drugs.
Both of these pharmacists were independent. This is the MO of the government—go after the independents and minorities, both physicians and pharmacists. We have to stop these attacks by the accused not taking a plea. When you take a plea, you are putting other professionals’ necks in the noose, and we are not going to end this fiasco. We must end it by stopping the gravy train in the courtroom.