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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