The Belgian is an ICT expert from Hasselt (Limburg).
He used several websites and a call centre in the Philippines to market forty different counterfeit medicines. The American authorities caught up with him thanks to a sting operation when he admitted what he was doing to an undercover officer.
The Belgian has confessed to selling a million euros' worth of fake medicines. In addition to a custodial sentence he will also have to pay at least a half a million euros in fines.