Ex-Insys Exec Cops To Opioid Fraud Scheme

By Brian Amaral (June 19, 2017, 3:33 PM EDT) -- A former manager at Insys Therapeutics on Monday admitted that she helped lead the drugmaker's nationwide scheme to defraud insurance companies by making them pay for expensive painkillers.

Elizabeth Gurrieri, who ran a call center for the Arizona-based company, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy in Boston federal court. Senior U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf accepted Gurrieri's plea and set sentencing for September, but given her cooperation agreement, it's possible the sentencing will be delayed until after cases against six other former Insys executives make their way through the court system.

The other executives, including the former CEO of...

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