PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A man who led a scheme to sell body parts from cadavers at Philadelphia funeral homes has been sentenced to prison.

Michael Mastromarino of New York was sentenced Wednesday to 25 to 58 years in prison.

He was previously sentenced to 18 to 54 years in prison in New York. His new sentence will run concurrently, meaning the 45-year-old has a chance to leave prison in his lifetime.

Brothers Louis and Gerald Garzone were also sentenced Wednesday to eight to 20 years in prison in the gruesome scam. They ran funeral homes and a crematorium.

Prosecutors say bodies were carved up without families’ permission and without medical tests.

Authorities say the sometimes diseased parts were then sold for implants and other procedures.


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