A scheme to sell prescription drug samples at cut-rate prices will mean four months of home confinement and three years of probation for a West Hartford drug salesman.
Anthony DeMasi Jr., 53, who worked for drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co., was also ordered Thursday to pay a $5,000 fine and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service. He had pleaded guilty in July in U.S. District Court to unlawfully selling physician's drug samples.
Seven pharmacists also have been convicted in the scheme. Most have already received fines and sentences of home confinement. They are Irwin Luftig, 52, of Pomona, N.Y.; Frank R. Bruno, 46, of Glastonbury; Donald Baggish, 64, of Bloomfield; Elliott Cohen, 63, of Kensington; William Green, 54, Wallingford and Robert Cohn, 56, of Newington, all of Connecticut, and Howard Spirer, 56, of Wilmington, Del.