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10 Medical Device Crimes that Led to Jail Time—Brown

10 Medical Device Crimes that Led to Jail Time—Brown

Edward Brown

In December 2014, Edward Brown was sentenced to two years in prison for using an industrial laser as a medical devical to treat patients with cancer and other conditions. Brown bought a laser that had been made for industrial use and that of course had never received FDA approval. Brown, who was not a physician, tricked patients with cancer and other conditions into "treatment" with the laser, according to the U.S. Department of Justice press release, charging $300 per "treatment" and offering discounts in some cases.

Brown's sentence: Two years in prison, followed by one year of court supervision, $19,925 in restitution, and a $10,000 fine 



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