Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Cadden Acquittal Hearing Set for June 15
A federal judge has set June 15 for a hearing on a motion filed by a former drug compounding executive seeking acquittal on the 57 felony counts a jury convicted him on in late March.
Cadden, who headed the New England Compounding Center, has asked U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns to either acquit him of the charges of grant him a new trial.
Stearns also set a July 11 date for oral arguments on a motion by codefendant Gregory Conigliaro for acquittal on a related charge.
Conigliaro was a part owner of NECC as was Cadden.
The now defunct company has been blamed for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened 778 patients. killing 77 of them.
Cadden was convicted on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud. The jury acquitted him on 25 counts of second degree murder.
In another development, Cadden has asked that Stearns unseal a series of sidebar conferences that were held during his 10-week trial. Stearns gave prosecutors till June 26 to respond to Cadden's motion.