Pharmacist Gets More Prison In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 2:24 PM EDT) -- The Massachusetts pharmacist who fueled a deadly meningitis outbreak with contaminated drugs must serve two and a half more years in prison on top of his initial eight-year term, a federal judge said Wednesday after the First Circuit directed him to reconsider a harsher sentence.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns had to reconsider his initial sentence for New England Compounding Center pharmacist Glenn A. Chin after the First Circuit said enhancements for reckless conduct and victim vulnerability could have raised the federal guidelines' advisory sentence range.

While Judge Stearns accepted the First Circuit's view that the eight-year term he imposed...

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