November 24, 2017 / 9:23 PM / a year ago

Pharmacist seeks to toss conviction over 2012 meningitis outbreak

A Massachusetts pharmacist has moved to overturn his conviction on racketeering and fraud charges stemming from his role in a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, saying the jury’s decision to acquit him of murder called into question of other parts of the verdict.

A federal jury in Boston in October found Glenn Chin, New England Compounding Center’s former supervisory pharmacist, guilty on racketeering, conspiracy and mail fraud charges but cleared him of second-degree murder over the deaths of 25 people.

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