Feds bust father-son team who sold diseased body parts

14 April, 2019, 14:40 | Author: Sherman Richardson
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A father and son have been charged in MI for crimes related to allegedly selling diseased body parts through their company, the Biological Resource Center of Illinois (BRCI).

According to cops, Donald Greene Sr.is charged with wire fraud and his son, Donald Greene II, is charged with concealing a crime.

Notorious Detroit body parts broker Arthur Rathburn is doing a 9-year jolt in jail.

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.

Donald Greene Sr. allegedly falsely told customers on at least eight occasions the parts BRCI was selling had received negative test results, according to authorities.

Donald Greene Sr. and Donald Greene, Jr., who were behind the now-shuttered Biological Resource Center of IL, allegedly sold parts - with full knowledge that they were unhealthy - without telling their buyers, according to local station WBBM.

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While most people are buried or cremated when they died, some bodies are donated to science.

It's a story of precious cargo and broken promises that donated bodies would go to medical research. They were sold for $5,000.

The 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.

When reached by ABC News, the U.S. Attorney's office had no comment on the case. The charges were filed last week as a criminal information, so a guilty plea is expected. Investigators said he regularly provided body parts to medical associations for various seminars but didn't tell them that the parts came from people with infectious diseases.

"Arthur Rathburn carried out a long-term, complex scheme to increase his personal profits, showing little respect to the donors and risking the welfare of those in the medical and dental community relying on human remains free from hepatitis, HIV, and other unsafe diseases", said Timothy R. Slater, special agent in charge of the Detroit FBI in a statement.

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