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- Mar 1, 2004
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An Illinois father and son have been charged with selling body parts that tested positive for HIV, sepsis and other diseases. The parts were originally donated to their company for research purposes. They, illegally, sold the diseased parts to other medical research companies for up to $100,000.
Video in link.(AP/CNN) - An Illinois man and his son have been charged in Michigan in an investigation of diseased body parts used for research and education.
Federal prosecutors say researchers paid to use cadavers without knowing they had tested positive for infectious diseases. The latest charges are related to an investigation of a Detroit-area man who was sentenced last year to nine years in prison.
Donald Greene Sr. is charged with wire fraud. His son, Donald Greene II, is charged with knowing about the scheme but failing to report it. They were associated with Biological Resource Center of Rosemont, Illinois, which provided the remains to medical professionals for a fee.