Pill King Of The Internet




The King Of Online Prescriptions

Christopher William Smith (nee Jacobson?) was a rag to riches story. He went from a high school dropout to a net worth of $20 million. A Lamborghini in the garage of his million-dollar house.



Flooded The Internet With E-mails

As authorities turn the Smith investigation over to  prosecutors, they say he led a criminal conspiracy to illegally sell prescription drugs over the Internet and launder millions of dollars in profits, all while obstructing the government's investigation.



Witness Intimidation And Murder plots

The  $20 million empire Smith's attempts to thwart the investigation escalated to a murderous plot in March when he allegedly tried to put out a hit on a witness while awaiting trial in the Sherburne County jail.

Smith now faces a separate charge of witness tampering, but prosecutors want to play the recorded jailhouse conversation during the conspiracy trial.


Smith And Three Accomplices

Smith's trial on conspiracy charges begins Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis. His accountant, attorney and manager will stand trial at the same time.

Federal prosecutors declined to discuss the case, but a former federal prosecutor said it shows federal authorities are policing cyberspace.


Full Time Staff

Smith eventually hired attorney Daniel Spivey Adkins, accountant Bruce Jordan Lieberman and manager Darrell Arden Griepp to help run the expanding Web empire. Smith also hired a New Jersey doctor, Philip Mach.


His Own Doctor

Smith also hired a New Jersey doctor, Philip Mach, to authorize prescriptions over the Internet. Mach filled 72,000 orders, pocketing $7 for every prescription he filled, prosecutors allege.

That comes out to $500,000.

Doctor Mach will testify against Smith for leniency.


Offshore Banks

Armored trucks routinely delivered "mountains of cash" to the office, according to prosecutors. He had numerous Swiss bank accounts and failure to pay taxes.



He Was A little King

Witnesses describe the call centers as zoo-like, with Smith hiring  mostly young girls. Witnesses say he kept a stockpile of prescription drugs at the office.

 Some employees accused Smith of sexual harassment.







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