Monday, June 5, 2017
Cadden Sentencing Changed Again
The sentencing session for a former drug compounding company executive convicted on 57 felony counts has been rescheduled for a second time.
U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns issued an order Friday setting the sentencing of Barry J. Cadden for 2 p.m. on June 26.
Cadden was convicted in late March on racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges following a ten week trial in Stearns' Boston, Mass. courtroom.
The 12-member jury acquitted Cadden on 25 counts of second degree murder.
The Wrentham, Mass. resident was one of 14 indicted in late 2014 following the federal probe of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that took the lives of 77 patients across the country.
Glenn Chin, who faces the same 25 second degree murder counts, is scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 19. The other remaining defendants are slated for trial when the Chin case is concluded.
Cadden was president and part owner of the New England Compounding Center, the company that caused the deadly outbreak.
The Cadden sentencing was originally scheduled for June 21, but it was changed to June 29.