Feds have charged 14 people (PDF, names begin on page 44) who worked at the New England Compounding Center for their alleged roles in the outbreak, reports CBS Boston, wherein tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for the 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak.
“Big Baby Jesus” and “Hugh Jass” are also on the list, as well as odd pairings like a bunch of late night personalities along with “Al Bundie.”
“All names must resemble ‘real’ names… no obviously false names!” an email from the reads, according to the indictment.
So those names are the opposite of obvious…?
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said in a statement that NECC “routinely dispensed drugs in bulk without valid prescriptions.”
“It was further part of the conspiracy that defendants… used and caused others to use the names of celebrities, fictional characters, doctors and medical staff to create fraudulent prescriptions for drugs,” the indictment read.