Makers of Jintropin Forfeit Millions of Dollars to the US Government
Chinese national Lei Jin, PhD and his company Genescience Pharmaceutical Inc., makers of Jintropin brand human growth hormone, have forfeited about $2.7 million dollars to the United States government for illegally marketing and distributing human growth hormone over the internet to bodybuilders, athletes, and pharmacies.
Lei JIn and Genescience Pharmaceutical were indicted last year as part of Operation Raw Deal. Assets from the U.S. branches of their Chinese bank accounts were frozen at the time. Now the feds say the money is theirs.
Genescience Pharmaceutical was well-known among bodybuilders for the high quality and inexpensive human growth hormone that was available on the black market. Jintropin was a patent protected 191 amino acid hGH made by proprietory secretion technology in China and imported by various individuals and pharmacies in the United States.
Since the company was indicted as part of Operation Raw Deal, they do not officially ship any Jintropin outside of China (where they have a 75% market share of the human growth hormone market).