Jan. 23, 2020
Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison
The founder of lnsys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating a scheme to bribe practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a fentanyl-based pain medication, often when medically unnecessary. John Kapoor, 76, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 66 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay forfeiture and restitution to be determined at a later date. The government recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison.