Michael Mastromarino, a United States dentist will be spending a lot of time in jail for stealing body parts and selling them to doctors for transplantation.
The scam made the body parts ring a net of $4.6 million dollars. Now it's time for Michael Mastromarino to pay. He plead guilty in March to body stealing, reckless endangement and enterprise corruption in March. For his crimes the New Yorker will spend between 18 and 54 years in jail.
The body organs that were not medically screened were stolen from funeral homes in New York New Jersey and Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2005.
The parts were then used for as many as 10,000 operations including knee and hip replacements.
The BBC quotes Mastromarino as saying;
"I am truly sorry for the pain that I have caused," he said. "May God have mercy on my soul."
One of the bodys that had been tampered with was that of BBC presenter Alistair Cooke. Cooke died in March 2004 in New York at the age of 95.