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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008 6:59 am | Updated: 10:16 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Two Scottsdale residents named in a federal indictment Thursday involving a fraudulent drug distribution scheme could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine each if convicted of the offenses.

Bryan Gillette, 46, and Laura Gillette, 45, were among three Arizona residents named in the indictment along with four companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Arizona. They were charged with conspiracy, introducing misbranded drugs and food, wire fraud, money laundering and other fraud-related charges, the agency announced in a news release.

In an investigation by the federal Food and Drug Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Gillettes and others manufactured and widely marketed a sexual enhancement product called Vinarol, authorities said.

They claimed the sexual-enhancement drug was made with Vinarol , an herbal dietary supplement.

In fact, it was manufactured with sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Viagra, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. The pair could not be reached for comment.

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