A father and son from Chicago are federally charged for allegedly selling diseased body parts through a brokering scheme to the black market.
Donald Greene Sr. and Donald Greene Jr. were behind the now-shuttered Biological Resource Center of Illinois allegedly sold body parts.
The police said the duo fully knew the bodies were not unhealthy but sell them to the buyers anyway, according to a report. They did this crime from 2008 to 2014.
Body parts sold came from people who died from severe diseases like HIV, sepsis and hepatitis. The father and son kept them on ice and sold them for up to $100,000.
Authorities charged the Greenes for its nasty scheme, defrauding customers of the now fallen Resource Center.
In the warrant issued, the Center told the mother that it will donate her son’s tissues to colleges and research centers. But they actually old the boy’s parts for $5,000 in the black market.
The men also allegedly sold at least one specimen that “had previously tested positive for hepatitis” to Detroit Medical Center’s sports medicine department
Green Sr. is charged with wire fraud while the younger Greene faces felony for intentionally concealing a crime.
Report says it is not illegal to dismember broken body parts. However, it is illegal to sell parts positive for infectious disease.