November 20, 2018 / 9:51 PM / 3 months ago

Insys billionaire founder fights subpoena ahead of opioid bribe trial

The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, accused of overseeing a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid, is challenging a subpoena prosecutors issued seeking records from him just two months before his trial is set to begin.

In a motion filed on Monday in federal court in Boston, lawyers for John Kapoor argued that prosecutors improperly served the subpoena on Nov. 2 not to investigate him but to use it against him at the fast-approaching trial.

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