Ex-Insys Boss Begins Serving Prison Sentence at Minnesota Camp

April 7, 2021, 9:47 PM

The first top executive at an opioid maker convicted of crimes tied to the highly addictive painkillers has started serving a 5 1/2-year prison sentence at a federal prison camp in Duluth, Minnesota.

Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor, 77, who was convicted in Boston in 2019 of running a nationwide racketeering scam that involved bribing doctors to prescribe the company’s liquid opioid Subsys, reported to prison on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

John Kapoor arrives for sentencing at federal court in Boston on Jan. 23, 2020.
Photographer: Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Kapoor, a former longtime resident of Phoenix, won seven postponements in starting his prison term. Most of the delays...

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