Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years
June 25, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy deemed responsible for the deaths of 76 people in a national meningitis outbreak tearfully apologized to the victims on Monday and was sentenced to nine years in prison, far less than the victims had wanted.
"I'm sorry for your extraordinary losses," Barry Cadden said, wiping his eyes.
A dozen victims who were sickened or lost loved ones asked the judge to give Cadden the harshest penalty allowed under the law for the deadly 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, which sickened hundreds of people.
Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder c...