Lawmakers ask attorney general to pursue criminal charges against Purdue Pharma

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A proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma would include more than $8 billion in criminal fines, criminal loss and civil charges, according to STAT. It also involves transforming Purdue Pharma into a public benefit business that would be run on behalf of the neighborhoods suing Purdue Pharma..

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” A settlement like the one apparently being thought about by your Department would enable a group of individuals who intentionally created and marketed an addicting drug and triggered the deaths of thousands of Americans to get off scot-free once again,” they continued..

More than 3 dozen Democratic legislators composed a letter to the U.S. attorney general of the United States asking him to think about submitting criminal charges versus Purdue Pharma executives and members of the Sackler household, STAT reported..

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In the letter to Attorney General William Barr, the lawmakers composed that they challenge a settlement arrangement with Purdue Pharma that wouldnt need anyone from the business or the Sackler family, who own the business, to serve jail time. They state the business and household ran a “criminal scheme” that caused “millions of unsuspecting people” to become addicted to the opioid OxyContin.

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The legislators argued, “If the only practical repercussion of your departments investigation is that a handful of billionaires are made a little less abundant, we fear that the American people will lose faith in the capability of the Department to supply responsibility and equal justice under the law.”.