The former owner of a Des Moines pharmacy will spend two years in prison for illegally selling prescription medication. Fifty-three-year old Mark Graziano was also ordered to pay restitution of state and federal taxes of $577,500 for his guilty pleas to charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and tax evasion.
Investigators say Graziano sold hundreds of thousands of pills containing the powerful painkiller hydrocodone out the back door of Bauder Pharmacy during a five-year period.
Graziano agreed to turn over property such as sports memorabilia and cars to be sold off to pay his restitution. He will have to serve three years of probation once he gets out of prison.