According to the Associated Press, Michael Cobb, 42, will serve six months in federal prison, followed by six months home confinement.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Michael Cobb, a 42-year-old Wakefield resident, will serve six months in a federal prison followed by six months home confinement for his role in a medical device kickback scheme. According to an Associate Press article printed on Boston.com, Cobb was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Boston. He pleaded guilty in April to charges of receiving $120,000 from a bone growth simulator company to order their product. The Providence Journal reported in May that Cobb’s Rhode Island medical license would be suspended for six months because of the charge, and he would have to take medical ethics courses to have it restored. According to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, Orthofix was ordered to pay about $7.42 million in fines and …
According to an article by the Associated Press on the Huffington Post, former students of Immaculate Conception in Wakefield want the school closed because of the psychological abuse they suffered there.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
According to an article on The Huffington Post syndicated from the Associated Press, dozens of former students of Immaculate Conception in Wakefield are asking the Vatican to close the school because of the psychological abuse they suffered trying to live as teenage nuns there. According to the Associated Press, e-mail exchanges with past students have revealed complaints of anorexia, extreme migraines and intentional policies of social isolation. "Looking back, I was suicidal," said Sarita Duffy, now a 28-year-old mother of three in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. "I never took a bottle of pills or slit my wrists, but I was fully content with the possibility of never waking up again." For the full piece, click here. The order behind the school, …