The Sackler Family Thinks It Can Pull Off the Heist of the Century

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On October 27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Purdue’s plea to three criminal charges. While Purdue only pleaded guilty to one count of bribery, there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that the conduct was hardly limited to two doctors — or, indeed, just the medical profession.
Sackler family WhatsApp messages revealed a 2007 PR scramble.
Judge Robert Drain, during the July 23, 2020, hearing. He is believed to have been responding to this article by esteemed reporter Peg Brickley
Purdue’s Appendix to the Chapter 11 Plan is a work of advocacy — not a neutral blueprint.
The “NewCo Purpose,” according to Purdue Pharma’s Chapter 11 Plan.
“subject to exceptions to be agreed”
A ghoulish “point system” for Purdue Pharma’s victims

Author of “Bad Medicine: Catching New York’s Deadliest Pill Pusher,” former Manhattan ADA , Columbia Law School grad, occasional legal cartoonist.