FATHER AND SON ALLEGEDLY SOLD DISEASED BODY PARTS FOR UP TO $100,000

The International Business Times on 12th April reported that a father and son from Illinois was recently charged in Michigan for selling body parts infected with HIV, sepsis, and hepatitis in the black market for research purposes.  They were associated with the presently-closed Biological Resource Center of Rosemont, Illinois, where people donated the bodies of their loved ones, with the understanding that they would be used for medical research.  The Biological Resource Center, instead of donating the bodies, preserved them till they could arrange for buyers for the dismembered parts – some of which reportedly sold for up to $100,000.  While it was not illegal to dismember and sell human body parts, it was against the law to knowingly sell remains that were tested positive for infectious diseases.

https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/father-son-allegedly-sold-diseased-body-parts-100000-1667282

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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