Miami: Mayor’s Misbehaving
Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments
A well-known Miami-Dade lawyer who pleaded guilty to selling tens of millions in pharmaceutical drugs without prescriptions on an Internet site serving buyers across the country was sentenced to 40 months by a federal judge in California on Thursday.
Robert Smoley, a former mayor of North Bay Village who has represented numerous high-profile clients during his career, admitted he and others distributed in excess of $48 million worth of drugs through his company, United Mail Pharmacy Services.
Miami lawyer Richard Sharpstein, who represented Smoley during his drug case, said his client opened his business “fully believing that the Internet pharmacy was legal. Unfortunately for him, over the past five years the government has reversed its position and he was caught in the web.”
Read Michael Sallan and Rob Barry’s Miami Herald Article here: