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Pills and handcuffs Federal jurors found that Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor conspired to bribe doctors to pump up sales of its opioids. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor was convicted of a racketeering conspiracy that drove sales of a highly addictive opioid while contributing to a nationwide epidemic.

Federal jurors in Boston found that Kapoor conspired with four other executives to bribe doctors to pump up sales of Subsys and duped insurers into covering shady prescriptions. Former vice president Michael Gurry, ex-national sales director Richard Simon, former regional sales director Joseph Rowan, and one-time stripper turned Insys sales manager Sunrise Lee were also found guilty.

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