Former UCLA Executive Reid Guilty Of Selling Body Parts

October 19, 2008

Former UCLA executive Henry Reid has admitted to taking part in a scheme to sell body parts for profit.........Washington (ChattahBox) – Former UCLA executive Henry Reid has admitted to taking part in a scheme to sell body parts for profit.

The 58-year old Henry Reid is the former director of UCLA’s program for bodies donated to research, and entered a guilty plea on Friday to being involved in the scheme.

From 1999 to 2004 he took part in this scheme which consisted of stealing body parts, and then selling them for profit.

He admitted to working with Ernest Nelson, both of whom were indicted back in May 2008.

In the guilty plea, he confessed to conspiring to steal human body parts from 1999 until 2004.

Nelson was the body part broker in the scheme, which netted over $1 million in profits.

These body parts went to over 20 companies in the drug, medical, and research industry.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office confirmed the guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit grand theft.

As part of the plea deal to cooperate, he will have to pay anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million to UCLA.

He also faces anywhere from 4 years and 4 months in state prison.

He will be sentenced on January 30, 2009.

The body parts were sold for over $1 million in profit.


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