RICO Indictment Against Ex-Insys Execs Perplexes Judge

Law360, Boston (July 17, 2018, 2:14 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday appeared befuddled by the government's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act indictment charging former Insys Therapeutics Inc. executives with multiple schemes to bribe doctors to prescribe the company's pricey fentanyl spray, saying the allegations are confusing and fail to establish a common link in the alleged conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs came out of the gate swinging in a hearing on a motion to dismiss the superseding indictment against the seven defendants in the case, telling federal prosecutors that the way they laid out alleged violations of RICO and the Anti-Kickback Statute along...

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