Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Judge Sets Trial Date For Remaining NECC Defendants
By Walter F. Roche Jr.
A federal judge has set an April 10, 2017 trial date for the remaining 10 defendants in the criminal cases stemming from the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
In an order issued today U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns set the Spring date for the 10 who are facing charges ranging from mail and wire fraud to racketeering.
Four other defendants were named in the original indictment issued in late 2014. Two already have entered guilty pleas and are set for sentencing on Nov. 1. Two others are set for trial on Jan. 4 of next year.
All of those indicted were connected to the New England Compounding Center, the company blamed for the outbreak which has taken the lives of 77 patients.
Entering the guilty pleas to structuring charges were Douglas and Carla Conigliaro.
Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin are scheduled for trial in January and they face 25 counts of second degree murder along with other charges. Cadden was an owner of the Framingham, Mass. company and also the chief pharmacist. Chin was the supervising pharmacist.
Those scheduled for trial in April are Gene Svirskiy, Christopher M. Leary, Joseph Evanosky, Scott M. Connolly, Sharon Carter, Alla Stepanets, Gregory Conigliaro, Robert A. Ronzio, Kathy Chin and Michelle L. Thomas.
Kathy Chin is the wife of Glenn Chin and Gregory Conigliaro is the brother of Douglas Conigliaro.