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Organ Trafficker Michael Mastromarino Dies

Michael Mastromarino, the dental surgeon who was convicted of harvesting organs and tissues from bodies without consent, died on Sunday from complications of metastatic liver cancer. The 49-year-old was still serving a prison term for his crimes, which included selling body parts from donors that had communicable dieseases like HIV. Mastromarino, who lost his dental license in 2002 because of a drug addiction, pleased guilty to numerous charges in 2008 and agreed to pay $4.6 million to the victims' families.