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Phoenix man accused of selling fake Viagra online

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PHOENIX (AP) - A Phoenix man accused of selling fake sexual stimulation products online has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 68-year-old Melvin John Rutkowski entered his plea Monday.

His next court date is an initial pretrial conference on Aug. 5.

Rutkowski was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of fraud scheme, control of an illegal enterprise and counterfeit marks.

The Pfizer Corporation hired a private security company two months ago to help in the investigation of possible counterfeit Pfizer products being sold online.

The security company purchased Viagra from a website and Pfizer determined the product was counterfeit.

Phoenix police were contacted and detectives identified Rutkowski as a suspect in the case.

Police executed a search warrant and say they recovered thousands of counterfeit pills.

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