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Federal Agents With Help From the Newtown Township Police Department Raid KVK Tech Locations at the Crack of Dawn!

Federal Agents With Help From the Newtown Township Police Department Raid KVK Tech Locations at the Crack of Dawn! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Photo shows a federal agent in the KVK Tech Driveway  on Terry Drive pictured here appropriately behind bars!]

 

Newtown Township, Pa - On Thursday, July 29, 2021 at approximately 7:00 am, The Newtown Police Department assisted numerous Federal Agents from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), The Department of Labor, US Health & Human Services & other Federal branches with three search warrants at each of the KVK Tech facilities located within Newtown Township; 100 Campus Drive, 110 Terry Drive, and 114 Pheasant Run related to ongoing Federal investigations. The warrants were executed simultaneously at approximately 7:00am by these agencies at the three sites. 

 

All public information regarding the specifics of the warrants are being referred to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations Philadelphia office, at 215-597-4390.  

johnmacknewtown's insight:

From a June 11, 2021, notice published by the PA District Attorney's Office:

 

"Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that generic drug manufacturer KVK-TECH, Inc., headquartered in Newtown, PA, Murty Vepuri (69), and Ashvin Panchal, (50), also of Newtown, were charged by Indictment with conspiracy to defraud the United States Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) arising from the alleged distribution of unapproved drugs as well as alleged efforts to mislead the FDA and conceal information which could impact drug safety and effectiveness. KVK-TECH was also charged with one count of mail fraud arising from the alleged sale of unapproved drugs to customers who believed the drugs were made with the approval of the FDA."

 

I have suspected KVK Tech of being a bad actor for a long time. At the July 6, 2017, Zoning Hearing Board (ZHB), I objected to KVK Tech's request for zoning variances. At that hearing, representatives of KVK Tech testified under oath that the company's major selling products are opioids. Read more about that here.

 

At the December 12, 2018, public meeting, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 in favor of authorizing a law firm to file a suit against the manufacturers, promoters, and distributors of synthetic prescription Opioid medications on behalf of Newtown Township. KVK Tech was not on the list. I believe the reason for that was because of the resident and non-resident EIT income that the Township makes from KVK Tech employees. The Earned Income Tax (EIT) generated for KVK Tech for 2020 is Resident = $2,823.37 and Non Resident = $56,845.86 Total = $59,669.23

 

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