The jury returned its verdict this morning, finding Barry Cadden, co-founder of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), guilty on some counts and not guilty on others. The defendant was released until sentencing, which is scheduled for June 21, 2017.
The jury found as follows:
- Count 1, Racketeering – Guilty
- Count 1, Second-Degree Murder Acts – Not Guilty
- Count 2, Racketeering Conspiracy – Guilty
- Count 3, Conspiracy to Defraud the United States – Not Guilty
- Counts 4-56, Mail Fraud – Guilty
- Counts 57-90, Introduction of Adulterated Drugs into Interstate Commerce with Intent to Defraud and Mislead – Insanitary Condition – Not Guilty
- Counts 91-94, Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce with Intent to Defraud and Mislead – False and Misleading Labeling – Not Guilty
- Counts 95, 99, and 100, Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce with Intent to Defraud and Mislead – No Prescriptions – Guilty
Despite the acquittals, prosecutor William Weinreb said that Cadden is being held accountable for serious crimes. Each of the 52 mail fraud counts of which Cadden was convicted carries up to 20 years in prison.
For more information about the NECC case and exhibits from the Cadden trial, visit the United States Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ma/usa-v-cadden-et-al.