BANGOR — A federal grand jury has indicted a Bowdoin man for accepting drug company payments –  or kickbacks – while working as a pharmacist for the mail-order pharmacy PIN Rx.

Reginald S. Gracie, 40, also was indicted on charges of conspiracy and filing false federal income tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.

PIN Rx was a mail-order pharmacy operated by the Penobscot Indian Nation in 2005 and 2006. Gracie was the director of operations and then the pharmacist at PIN Rx, the indictment says.

He was charged with 19 counts of corruptly soliciting and receiving kickbacks as an agent of an organization that received federal funds. Gracie is accused of taking a total of about $120,717 in kickbacks from six companies that sold prescription drugs over the Internet in return for having PIN Rx fill their customer’s prescriptions. He also is charged with filing false income tax returns in 2006 and 2007 that understated income.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the conspiracy counts each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison. The kickback offenses each carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The tax counts each carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison. On each count, the defendant also faces a fine of $250,000 and a three-year term of supervised release.

The federal investigation began after a referral by the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Maine Board of Pharmacy. It involved the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.