Greenville, N.C. (AP)– Federal district attorneys say a North Carolina pharmacist has been offered a jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to healthcare scams conspiracy.

The United States Department of Justice stated 35-year-old Justin Lawrence Daniel was sentenced in federal court in Greenville on Tuesday to 12 months and a day. In addition, Daniel was purchased to make restitution of almost $2.5 million. A press release stated Daniel paid $2 million in advance of his sentencing.

Daniel also surrendered his pharmacist’s license.

U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr. stated Daniel, who owned and ran a drug store in Pembroke and Rowland in between 2011 and 2015, brought employees to fraudulently bill the Medicare program and the North Carolina Medicaid Program for prolonged release pills that his drug store did not use when producing an intensified pain-relief cream.