After years of investigation, three consecutive sets of defense lawyers and several weeks of trial, a California jury found former InterMune Inc. CEO W. Scott Harkonen guilty Tuesday in a high-profile health care fraud case. The government secured a conviction on one felony wire fraud count, while Harkonen was acquitted on a second misbranding charge. Harkonen could face a maximum of 20 years behind bars.
Biotech CEO Guilty of Wire Fraud
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