“Representing an innocent person,” said McDermott Will & Emery partner Mark Pearlstein, “is the most pressure of all for a defense attorney.”

And pharmacist Joseph Matthew “Matt” Evanosky was “absolutely innocent,” Pearlstein said, wrongly caught up when the feds indicted 14 people in connection with the New England Compounding Center. In 2012, more than 100 people died and about 700 were sickened in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated drugs from the pharmacy.

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