Monday, June 20, 2016
Judge Defers Action on Cadden Home Detention
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A federal judge has approved a request for two defendants in the fungal meningitis case to leave the state of Massachusetts to bring their son to a Connecticut squash camp.
Judge Richard G. Stearns approved the travel motion filed by Douglas and Carla Conigliaro of Dedham, Mass., but action has been deferred on the motion of another defendant to be released from home confinement.
Barry Cadden, who is facing 25 second degree murder counts, has been under home confinement in Wrentham, Mass., but filed a motion last week so that he could meet on short notice with his lawyers and to tend to family matters.
The travel motion, which was approved, allows the Conigliaros to leave Massachusetts to bring their son to a summer squash camp at Yale University.
The Caddens and Conigliaros, who are related by marriage, were part owners of the New England Compounding Center, the company blamed for a 2012 fatal fungal meningitis outbreak. Cadden was one of 14 owners and employees of NECC indicted in December 2014 following a lengthy grand jury probe.
At today's hearing before Chief Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal, Cadden's lawyer argued in favor of a motion to lift the home detention mandate and replace it with a daily curfew requirement. Federal prosecutors argued against it, citing the serious charges Cadden faces.
Cadden had cited "onerous bail conditions" and contended he was never a threat to the community.
Cadden's lawyers had asked that he be allowed to visit with his lawyers and tend to his family duties outside his home, citing the fact that he is scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 5, 2017.
Several victims of the deadly outbreak had sent emails to the court opposing Cadden's motion, some of which were read into the record.