A former Fresno IRS employee who illegally sold prescription drugs on the side pleaded guilty Tuesday to contributing to the death of an IRS co-worker.
According to court records, Margarita Aispuro-Camacho was a clerk at the IRS in Fresno. In May 2020, she sold morphine pills that she had been prescribed to a co-worker.
The co-worker died the next day from an overdose of morphine from Aispuro-Camacho and other prescription drugs the co-worker obtained elsewhere.
Aispuro-Camacho had previously sold morphine and other prescription drugs to the co-worker at least five other times for a few thousand dollars, prosecutors said.
Faces up to 20 Years in Federal Prison
U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced Aispuro-Camacho’s guilty plea in a news release late Tuesday morning.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Barton is prosecuting the case.
Aispuro-Camacho faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. She is scheduled for sentencing on June 20 by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston in Fresno.