Fourteen people have been arrested and charged in relation to the distribution of tainted drugs by New England Compounding Center Inc., which resulted in the death of dozens, The Boston Globe reported on December 17.
The defendants, who were facing a 131-count indictment which included racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, introducing adulterated drugs into national commerce, criminal contempt, and mail fraud, were scheduled to make their initial appearances in the U.S. District Court in Boston, federal officials said.
Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery said that of the 14 people indicted, 11 were arrested by the police and three turned themselves over to the authorities.
Under the indictment filed in federal court, NECC and Medical Sales Management, Inc., which provided NECC with sales and administrative services, were considered a criminal “enterprise” based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations or RICO law.
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