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For his role in fomenting the opioid crisis, federal officials want to sentence Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor to 15 years in prison. His lawyers, however, argue the former high-flying executive should be locked away for just one year and a day, then confined to his home and perform community service.

The contrasting views toward his fate were explained in detail in sentencing documents filed this week in federal court, where Kapoor and several other former Insys executives earlier this year were convicted of wire and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally boost prescriptions for the Subsys painkiller, which contains fentanyl, a powerful and addictive opioid.

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