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Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

10 Dec 2018

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. | Video

U.S. judge sets plea change for Algerian who recruited 'Jihad Jane'

19 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON An Algerian man accused of recruiting an American woman known as "Jihad Jane" in 2009 and who originally pleaded not guilty to a U.S. charge of supporting terrorism, is expected to change his plea to guilty, a court filing showed on Thursday.

Colorado creates body donation law following Reuters report

01 Jun 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Colorado has adopted a law to regulate companies that solicit bodies donated to science and sell the parts to medical educators, the governor's office announced this week.

Businessman who sold diseased human body parts gets 9 years in prison

22 May 2018

DETROIT A Detroit businessman who sold and leased human body parts was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday for selling diseased remains to medical educators.

U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

22 Feb 2018

(This version of the Feb. 9 story corrects in 10th paragraph to 'prevention' from 'intervention') | Video

U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 bln for opioid-addicted babies, families

09 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.

Special Report - U.S. body brokers supply world with torsos, limbs and heads

08 Feb 2018

PORTLAND, Oregon On July 20, a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship departed Charleston, South Carolina carrying thousands of containers. One of them held a lucrative commodity: body parts from dozens of dead Americans.

Exclusive - FBI raids Colorado body broker following Reuters report

06 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday searched the offices of a Colorado businesswoman who operates a funeral home and a body donation company from the same building.

Body broker who sold diseased remains is convicted of fraud

22 Jan 2018

WASHINGTON A Detroit businessman who sold and leased donated body parts for two decades was convicted Monday of defrauding medical customers by selling them diseased human remains.

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

05 Jan 2018

DETROIT The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday.

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