Former head of Czech tissue bank sentenced for illegal sale
The Brno municipal court has sentenced Jiri Adler - the former director of the tissue bank of the teaching hospital in Brno-Bohunice – to a suspended sentence of two years in prison for the illegal export of human skin to the Netherlands. The court also handed him a fine of 1.5 million Czech crowns (the equivalent of around 84,000 US dollars). Mr Adler’s former colleague, Dagmar Hruzova, was given a suspended sentence of one year in prison and fined 800,000 crowns. Three additional employees at the tissue bank were also fined for illegal dealing.