Conspiring with his sister who worked as a nurse, an Irvine businessman got rich selling stolen and mis-branded hospital supplies and drugs--including the horse tranquilizer and party drug Ketamine.
Bahram Khandan, owner of United Capital Group Inc., profited more than $1.88 million during a two-year period by using the Internet to sell property that belonged to UCI Medical Center in Irvine, Kaiser Hospital in Riverside and Arrowhead Hospital in Colton, according to Assistant United States Attorney Jeannie M. Joseph.
Joseph argued that Khandan--who was nabbed by undercover officers--deserved a 31-month prison sentence, but the defendant hoped for a punishment of home confinement because with five minor children he is "truly Mr. Mom."
This week inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna decided the appropriate term is 15 months in prison followed by nine months of home detention.More »