Kentucky fen-phen fee scandal retrial

by Walter Olson on February 20, 2009

The retrial of disbarred lawyers William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham began this week after an earlier jury deadlocked; a third defendant, Melbourne Mills, Jr., was acquitted. The three had diverted to their own use large portions of a $200 million settlement fund for fen-phen plaintiffs. We’ve covered the seedy saga in depth since it hit the headlines.