Federal prosecutors in Boston are seeking more than $13 million from the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy who was sentenced to prison in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more.
The Boston Globe reports that the U.S. Attorney's office filed a motion Friday for the personal money judgment in Barry Cadden's case.
Cadden was charged in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that was traced to contaminated injections of medical steroids made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham. He was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law but was convicted of conspiracy and fraud charges.
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Cadden was sentenced to nine years in prison in June. He apologized to the victims.
Prosecutors have until Sept. 26 to request restitution for the victims.