Ex-Insys Execs Found Guilty In RICO Opioid Bribe Scheme

By Chris Villani (May 2, 2019, 2:42 PM EDT) -- After weeks of near-silence, a Boston jury delivered a strong statement by convicting wealthy Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor and four other executives Thursday in a closely watched racketeering trial, during which prosecutors accused the Insys higher-ups of a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid.

A Boston federal jury convicted Insys founder John Kapoor, shown in January, and four other executives Thursday in a conspiracy that prosecutors said involved bribing doctors to boost prescriptions of the company's fentanyl spray. (AP)

The 10-week trial was followed by 14½ days of deliberations inside the waterfront Boston courthouse. The panel...

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