Ex-Olympus Exec Ducks Prison In Tainted Scopes Case

Law360, Newark (May 22, 2019, 4:32 PM EDT) -- A former executive of Olympus Corp. dodged a prison sentence Wednesday for failing to file a report with regulators about infections related to the company's medical scopes, as a New Jersey federal judge noted he could have stayed in his native Japan and likely avoided extradition.

Citing his willingness to come to the U.S. and "face the music," U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler sentenced Hisao Yabe, 64, to a year of probation following his guilty plea in December to a single count of distributing misbranded duodenoscopes in the U.S. after he neglected to file a certain supplemental report with the...

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