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New York Uncovers $1 Billion in Sackler Family Wire Transfers

In a court filing, the state attorney general’s office says that it has found new account transfers by members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of opioids.

The New York attorney general’s office said on Friday that it had tracked about $1 billion in wire transfers by the Sackler family, including through Swiss bank accounts, suggesting that the family tried to shield wealth as it faced a raft of litigation over its role in the opioid crisis.

  • Danny Hakim
  • The New York Times

Earlier this week, thousands of municipal governments and nearly two dozen states tentatively reached a settlement with the Sackler family and …

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