Body Parts Supplier Set To Be Sentenced

A judge is scheduled to sentence a former North Carolina body parts supplier who prosecutors have accused of falsifying the medical histories of cadavers so he could sell the tissue for transplants.

Philip Guyett Jr. is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday morning, seven months after he pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud. The 42-year-old faces up to 60 years in prison, although prosecutors have asked for a prison term of seven years.

Prosecutors said Guyett received $3,000 to $7,000 for each body he harvested. They argued that he changed the medical histories of cadavers he used to hide evidence of disease or drug use, trying to ensure the risky tissue wouldn't be rejected.

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  • by Puzzled Location: no where on Oct 6, 2009 at 02:58 AM
    And I guess the most important question here would be, How many people did he help with these body parts and/or organs. Guess all those people that had their lives made better will just have to give them back. Oh, well, better luck next time.
  • by hope Location: NC on Oct 5, 2009 at 11:33 AM
    why was he in possession of these "body parts", & WHY was he in a position to pocket $ from it? How does that work exactly?
  • by skewed_reality Location: Everywhere on Oct 5, 2009 at 08:51 AM
    Poor guy, just trying to get a leg up. He really should leave his lawyer a tip...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    Body snatcher....what a pig.

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