posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 11:19 PM
Grave robbing, unlawful dissection and forging death certificates are among the charges being brought against seven men. They stole body parts from
funeral homes and opened graves to steal body parts to sell the body parts for transplants. Some of the people who's body parts were stolen by them
would have been ineligible to be used as a transplant, so they forged death certificates to be able to make the sale. So, apparently now some
transplant recipients may have been implanted with "tainted" body part.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least four funeral homes stole human body parts from thousands of corpses to sell for use in transplants in a scheme in which
seven funeral directors have pleaded guilty, New York prosecutors said on Wednesday.
The plot's suspected ringleader, Michael Mastromarino, a former New Jersey oral surgeon who ran a Fort Lee, New Jersey, company that sold human tissue
for medical implants, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday along with three others to new charges in the case, including body stealing and opening
The prosecutor said the case raised concerns that some tissue provided for possible use in transplants could have been tainted.
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Very disturbing to say the least, and one of the suspects is a doctor!
It's bad enough defiling a grave and stealing parts of a body, but then to sell the body parts to be sold as a transplant and changing the death
certificate to hide the true age of the "donor" and changing the cause of death so that the body part would be bought! Sick!
This just shows they didn't have any cares at all about what might happen to the person who might receive the part as an implant and the problems this
"tainted" body part might cause the recipient. I sure hope they don't go easy on this bunch, who knows how many lives they have harmed in their "get
rich quick and easy" scheme.