Belgrade man to be sentenced for cancer drug case


BOZEMAN, Mont. - NBC Montana is following a developing story in a Missoula federal courtroom.

A Belgrade man who confessed to the illegal importation and distribution of cancer drugs and failed to report the activity is scheduled to be sentenced at 11am Friday morning.

Daniel Bottomley pleaded guilty after cutting a deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

He agreed to forfeit over 6-million dollars worth of assets including:10 parcels of land in Gallatin County, $1.08 million and a 2011 Aston Martin sports car in a civil action related to the case. The Aston Martin Vantage V-12 sold for $110,000 at a U.S. Marshals Service auction in Billings earlier this month.

Bottomley was president of Montana Healthcare Solutions, a Belgrade-based company that prosecutors said illegally imported and sold cancer medications to doctors at prices lower than the cost of Food and Drug Administration-approved medication.

Prosecutors say in court records that an FDA investigation that began in April 2010 learned that Bottomley's company was importing misbranded and unapproved cancer drugs from foreign countries and selling the drugs to doctors in the U.S.

We have a crew at the sentencing and will bring you the latest as it develops.

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