DOJ, Attys Duel Over Sentence For Convicted Fraudster

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Defense attorneys and prosecutors have filed dueling memorandums debating whether Dr. W. Scott Harkonen, a pharmaceutical executive convicted last year of fraudulently marketing one of his company’s drugs for a deadly lung disease it was not approved to treat, should be imprisoned for his crimes.

Prosecutors called for a 10-year prison sentence and a $1 million fine in a memorandum filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, saying the former InterMune Inc. CEO’s sentence should serve as an example to...
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