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Maker of faulty French breast implants given four years jail

Source: Reuters - Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:26 AM
Author: Reuters
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MARSEILLE, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison by a Marseille court on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.

The sentencing against Jean-Claude Mas, 74, founder and long-time chief executive of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), capped a scandal that fueled worldwide panic in 2011 after France recommended that women with such implants have them removed due to an abnormally high rupture rate. (Reporting by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet; Writing By Alexandria Sage; editing by Mark John)

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