Saying they “dispensed deception,” a federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the founders and operators of a now-defunct online pharmacy business to pay the U.S. Federal Trade Commission $15.8 million for fraudulent claims associated with the drugs they peddled.

In his order, issued June 4, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell also found Dr. Terrill Mark Wright, a physician associated with the online pharmacies, liable for $15.4 million to compensate consumers for false advertising claims.

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