Monday, July 17, 2017

U.S. Attorney Appeals Cadden Sentence

By Walter F. Roche Jr.

The Acting U.S. Attorney in Boston, Mass. has filed formal notice that he is appealing the nine year sentence imposed on a pharmacist who was convicted on 57 counts of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud.
According to the notice filed by Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb, the appeal will be filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston.
Cadden, the one time president of a drug compounding company, has filed notice that he will appeal his conviction.
Cadden's 10 week trial ended March 22. He was sentenced late last month. Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge to impose a 35 year sentence.
Cadden and 13 others connected to the now defunct New England Compounding Center, were indicted following a two year probe of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened 758 patients, killing 76 of them.
In a related development Stearns has set new time limits for prosecutors and the defense in the upcoming trial of co-defendant Glenn Chin.
Although he said he would consider additional time "if exigencies of trial so require," his order limits prosecutors to 75 hours and the defense to 20 hours. He had previously set a 60 hour limit for the prosecution.
Like Cadden, Chin was charged with 25 counts of second degree murder, racketeering and mail fraud. Cadden was acquitted on the second degree murder charges. He is scheduled to begin serving his sentence Aug. 7.

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