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Founder of PIP breast implant company gets four year prison sentence

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7528 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7528
  1. Paul Benkimoun
  1. 1Paris

The founder of the breast implant company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), Jean-Claude Mas, was convicted of aggravated fraud and sentenced to four years in prison and given a €75 000 (£63 000; $103 000) fine by a Marseilles criminal court on 10 December.

The nearly 8000 page court decision said that “during more or less 10 years Jean-Claude Mas didn’t hesitate to sell breast implants containing a gel that hadn’t passed indispensable tests and analysis to prove …

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