Body Parts Mastermind Sentenced To 18-54 Years

Law360, New York (June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The alleged mastermind behind a multimillion-dollar human tissue theft conspiracy was sentenced Friday to 18 to 54 years in prison.

Michael Mastromarino, 44, a former New Jersey dentist, was sentenced in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn in accordance with his March 18 guilty plea on all counts for allegedly masterminding a grisly scheme involving the harvesting of sometimes diseased body parts from corpses, announced the Kings County district attorney's office.

In February 2006, Mastromarino, Joseph Nicelli, Lee Cruceta and Christopher Aldorasi were charged in...
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