Arrested Insys Founder Kicks Off Jog-Blocking Ankle Monitor

Law360, San Jose (November 27, 2017, 11:20 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge Monday ruled that the founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc. could remove an electronic monitoring device that interfered with his jogging, saying the government hadn’t shown that the billionaire, accused of orchestrating a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe his opioid painkiller, was a flight risk.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal said in her order that it didn't appear to her that electronic monitoring of John Kapoor, 74, was necessary.

“Kapoor has no criminal history and the government has not argued that he is a danger to the community,” the judge wrote. “The government argues that monitoring is...

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