IRS employee made a ‘few thousand’ selling morphine to co-worker. Then her colleague OD’d
While working for the IRS in Fresno, a woman sold morphine to a co-worker, who then overdosed and died, federal prosecutors say.
Margarita Aispuro-Camacho, 46, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to selling morphine contributing to the death, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release.
In 2020, when she was a clerk at the Internal Revenue Service in Fresno, Aispuro-Camacho sold morphine pills, which she had been prescribed, to a co-worker.
Genaro García Luna is the highest-ranking current or former Mexican official ever to be tried in the United States.
The co-worker fatally overdosed on the pills the next day, prosecutors said.
It was not the first time that Aispuro-Camacho had sold medications she had been prescribed to the co-worker, officials said.
She had profited a “few thousand dollars” from at least five sales to the individual.
Aispuro-Camacho faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1-million fine when she is sentenced on June 20.
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