October 11, 2018 / 11:50 PM / 5 months ago

Ex-hospital employee pleads guilty in case tied to meningitis outbreak

A former employee of a Massachusetts hospital pleaded guilty on Thursday to making false statements to federal agents regarding payments he received from a sister firm of New England Compounding Center, a compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012.

Claudio Pontoriero, a pharmacy technician who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital until April, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements about why he took money from Ameridose LLC, a drug repackager that was co-owned by Barry Cadden, NECC’s cofounder and former president.

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