Pharmacist in meningitis outbreak gets prison

A federal court in Boston (USA) has sentenced Glenn Chin to eight years in prison for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak case.
A federal court in Boston (USA) has sentenced Glenn Chin, the pharmacist at a Massachusetts facility responsible for the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others, to eight years in prison, AP reported.
According to news reports, Chin apologised to victims and their families before hearing the sentence on Wednesday.
In October last year, Chin was cleared of second-degree murder charges, but convicted of racketeering and mail fraud.
Chin ran the cleanrooms of the former New England Compounding Center, where the drugs were manufactured.
Prosecutors had sought 35 years in prison. Chin’s attorneys asked for about three.
Barry Cadden, the Pharmacy Co-Founder, was also acquitted of murder, but convicted of conspiracy and fraud. He’s serving a nine-year prison term.
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