By Walter F. Roche Jr.
The location of the convicted drug executive due to begin serving a nine-year prison sentence today remains unclear and officials, including his attorneys, did not respond to requests for comment.
Barry J. Cadden, 50, of Wrentham, Mass.,was due to report today to the federal Bureau of Prisons, to begin serving the sentence imposed on June 26 by U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns.
Cadden, the former president of the defunct New England Compounding Center, was convicted of 57 counts of racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud on March 22.
He was cleared on 25 counts of second degree murder.
Cadden was one of 14 indicted by a federal grand jury in late 2014 following a two year probe of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak caused by drugs shipped from NECC's Framingham, Mass. headquarters.
Cadden, through his attorney, had asked Stearns to recommend that he serve his sentence at Fort Devens, a federal prison about an hour from his home.
The BOP web site lists Cadden as a prospective inmate, but states "Not in BOP Custody"
Cadden has appealed his conviction to the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Inquiries today to Cadden's attorney, the federal Bureau of Prisons and federal prosecutors went unanswered.