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A Canadian convicted of selling millions of dollars in fake prescription drugs to Americans, a case that involved Barbados, is waging a legal battle to travel here.

But United States District Judge Dana L. Christensen, concerned that Kristjan Thorkelson’s journeying to Barbados would disrupt the terms of his supervision, and impair the US Probation Office’s ability to monitor his “financial situation and activity”, has said no – twice.

According to court documents released by the US District Court of Montana’s Butte Division, on April 17, Thorkelson, CanadaDrugs.com and several other companies associated with him, admitted to widespread illegal sales of misbranded and counterfeit prescription drugs in the United States.

The companies named included Rockley Ventures Ltd, a company based in Barbados, and the US Department of Justice thanked law enforcement colleagues in Canada, the United Kingdom and Barbados “for their involvement in the case”. (SC)

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