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Boston Man Sentenced For Laundering Nearly $500,000 In Drug Proceeds

BOSTON STRONG news - US DOJ Mass reports - BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for money laundering. Juan Peguero, 29, was sentenced by District Court Judge William G. Young to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2019, Peguero pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering. Peguero was charged in August…
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David Ortiz’s hit suspects got paid $7,800, Dominican police say. Six are in custody

CNN reports By Madeline Holcombe and Patrick Oppmann: The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $7,800 for the hit, authorities said. But who and why remain key questions in the suspects were offered 400,000 Dominican pesos -- about $7,800 -- to shoot Ortiz, Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte have six people in custody,…
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the prescribing of opioids DOJ Boston reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and…
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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND CULTURE

Febuary 1, 2019 - Mayor Martin Walsh offers remarks at the kick off event for Black History Month at Boston City Hall. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) City of Boston reports: February is Black History Month. We at the Employee Assistance Program want to take this opportunity to explore issues and resources that impact the African American community, as well as local City events celebrating Black…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – A blizzard of prescriptions’: Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin

Stat News by Andrew Joseph reports - When Purdue Pharma started selling its prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin in 1996, Dr. Richard Sackler asked people gathered for the launch party to envision natural disasters like an earthquake, a hurricane, or a blizzard. The debut of OxyContin, said Sackler — a member of the family that started and controls the company and then a company executive — “will…
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