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Utah man found guilty of running massive opioid ring


August 30, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man was convicted Friday of running a multimillion-dollar opioid ring that sent hundreds of thousands of potentially deadly pills across the country in a scheme that authorities said helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic.

A jury reached the verdict after deliberating about eight hours in the case against Aaron Shamo. The conviction for running a criminal enterprise carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

"He's 29 and his life is over," defense attorney Greg Skordas said.

Shamo's reaction was stoic, the lawyer said. "I don't know if any of this has c...

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