No Prison For Ex-Acclarent Execs In Off-Label Marketing Case

Law360 (January 13, 2021, 2:53 PM EST) -- Two former Acclarent Inc. executives sentenced Wednesday for misdemeanors stemming from the company's off-label marketing of a medical device avoided prison time but were each hit by a federal judge with fines for what she called their "crime of greed."

In separate morning hearings, U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs told former Acclarent chief executive William Facteau and former marketing head Patrick Fabian that prison wasn't in their future, explaining that it wasn't a necessary punishment for their crimes.

Instead, the judge sentenced Facteau to fork over the maximum fine of $1 million and Fabian to pay $500,000.

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