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Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people sentenced to 8 years in prison

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 12:48:51-05

BOSTON (AP) - A pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Glenn Chin apologized to the victims before he was sentenced in Boston's federal courthouse on Wednesday.

Chin was cleared in October of second-degree murder charges, but convicted of racketeering and mail fraud. Chin ran the now-closed New England Compounding Center's clean rooms, where the drugs were made.

Prosecutors had sought 35 years in prison. Chin's attorneys asked for about three.

Pharmacy Co-Founder Barry Cadden was also acquitted of murder, but was convicted of conspiracy and fraud. He's serving a nine-year prison term.


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