From Gangland to Pharma World

The broad scope of the federal racketeering laws (RICO), along with evidentiary exceptions such as allowing otherwise impermissible hearsay from co-conspirators, are just some of the reasons the crime of racketeering conspiracy is known as “the prosecutor’s best friend.” A federal jury on Thursday found the top executives of Insys Therapeutics, a company that sold a fentanyl-based painkiller, guilty of racketeering charges in a rare criminal prosecution that blamed corporate officials for contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read about it here: NYTimes: Top Executives of Insys, an Opioid Company, Are Found Guilty of Racketeering

Brandon Minde is the head of Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski’s criminal law department, is a former prosecutor, and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney. He has represented clients in several major, federal racketeering trials.