Prosecution Can't Renege On Deal In Body Parts Case

Law360, New York (February 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A move by prosecutors to revoke a plea deal made with Michael Mastromarino for his part in a grisly scheme involving body parts harvested from corpses was rebuked by a federal judge Wednesday, clearing the way for Mastromarino's plea on Monday.

Judge Albert Tomei, of the Kings County Supreme Court, said the prosecution's regrets weren't grounds for it to renege on an agreement reached weeks ago, the Associated Press reported.

Under the plea agreement at issue, Mastromarino, 44, will be sentenced to 18 to 54 years....
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