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In opioid trial, pharmaceutical executive John Kapoor sentenced to 5.5 years

By WGBH  
   January 23, 2020

Former billionaire and pharmaceutical executive John Kapoor was sentenced to five and a half years in prison on Thursday. His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial in Boston’s Moakley Federal Court that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

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