The civil rights conference hosted by Multicultural BRIDGE in Lenox Tuesday featured of a panelists, from left to right, Assistant U.S. Attorney's Kevin O'Regan and Deepika Shukla, civil lawyer Ken Gogel, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Judge Harold Ramsey.
Victims of last year's fungal meningitis outbreak don't hold out much hope that they will receive compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.
But some hope they will find justice if criminal charges are brought against the company's executives.
A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the Framingham-based New England Compounding Center for more than a year.
The top federal law enforcement official in Massachusetts highlighted efforts to enforce civil rights laws during a speech in Springfield on Friday. The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, was the keynote speaker at a conference marking the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act.