Gene Svirskiy, 38, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and one year of supervised release. Christopher Leary, 34, was sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service, according to court documents. The first eight months of Leary’s probation will be in home confinement with electronic monitoring.
The deaths were caused by contaminated vials of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid manufactured by the compounding pharmacy.
“Given that Mr. Leary was the youngest, least experienced, and least culpable employees who worked at NECC, with no criminal history of any kind, the sentence impose was fair, reasonable and just,” said his attorney Paul Kelly in a statement. “It also needs to be emphasized that Mr. Leary played no role whatsoever in the compounding of the medication that caused the tragic outbreak of spinal meningitis.”
A total of 13 NECC defendants have been convicted of 178 charges stemming from the outbreak, according to court documents.
CNN has reached out to Svirskiy’s lawyer for comment.