Patricia Sen was acquitted by the jury of all felony charges against her brought by the government in connection with cancer and blood disorder treatment drugs received from a Canadian company by Sen’s medical practice, East Tennessee Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine.
The misdemeanor conviction means that while the Sens received misbranded drugs from foreign countries at the practice that weren’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the jury believed the Sens had no knowledge the drugs were misbranded.
The maximum the Sens could get on the convictions is one year in jail, but A.K. Sen defense lawyer Edward Yarbrough said each will likely receive probation.
The seven-man, five-woman jury deliberated more than 13 hours Wednesday and today before coming back with the verdict about 3:40 p.m.
A sentencing date of April 30 was set for the Sens by U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer.
For more details, see Friday's edition of The Greeneville Sun.