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  1. Ex-body broker who dealt diseased corpses faces 11-plus years in prisonRead the original story

    May 20, 2018 | MLive.com

    A former Detroit body broker, who was convicted of fraud related to the rental of diseased body parts, is expected to be decided in federal court Monday, May 21. While the U.S. Attorney's Office is requesting that U.S. District Judge Paul D. Borman sentence 64-year-old Arthur Rathburn of Grosse Pointe Park to between 11 and 14 years in prison, Rathburn believes, based on sentencing guidelines, he should receive between six months and a year. Since Rathburn has spent more than two years in prison awaiting trial and then sentencing, He could be released with time served, should Borman side with the defense.

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  2. Detroit body broker guilty of fraud, transport of diseased body partsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | MLive.com

    A former body broker has been convicted of fraud for dealing diseased body parts of the dead that he never disclosed were infected. Arthur Rathburn, 64, of Grosse Pointe Park, and his ex-wife Elizabeth Rathburn were accused of operating a body broker business named International Biological Inc. and fraudulently misrepresenting its unusual products -- human body parts.

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  3. FBI found piles of dead flies, frozen clumps of severed heads in warehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | MLive.com

    Federal agents spent days using a pneumatic chisel to separate frozen clumps of heads, arms, legs, organs and torsos found in a Detroit warehouse in 2013, an FBI investigator testified Friday in the fraud trial of a body broker. In some cases, body parts were found in ordinary beer coolers, Tupperware, paint cans, 50-gallon drums and even in a refrigerator next to ingredients for sandwiches, said FBI Agent Leslie Larsen during the opening day of the federal criminal trial for Arthur Rathburn.

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  4. Trial begins in case of HIV-infected body part rentalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | MLive.com

    Those were some of the gruesome discoveries investigators made when they raided Arthur Rathburn's nondescript Detroit warehouse in 2012. It was Rathburn's business, one that specialized in selling or making available for rental donated cadavers and body parts to schools, researchers and "primarily medical conventions," according to U.S. Attorney John Neal, who spoke during opening arguments at Rathburn's trial in Detroit federal court Friday.

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  5. Body broker's attorneys want 'sickening' photos withheld from trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | MLive.com

    Attorneys for Arthur Rathburn are fighting to keep jurors from seeing gruesome FBI photos taken inside his Detroit warehouse during a raid in 2013. Rathburn, 64, of Grosse Pointe Park, is accused of fraudulently misrepresenting his unusual product: body parts from dismembered cadavers that he supplied to medical organizations and educational courses in exchange for rental fees.

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  6. Insurance agent pleads guilty to embezzling from seniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2017 | MLive.com

    An insurance agent in Grosse Pointe Park pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $800,000 from seniors.

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  7. 'Master Bob' Bashara, convicted in hit-man murder of wife, has appeal deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | MLive.com

    Robert "Master Bob" Bashara, who's serving life sentence, had his laundry list of appeals rejected by the Michigan Court of Appeals Thursday. Fifty-nine-year-old Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder after being convicted in December 2014 of first-degree murder and other crimes related to the strangulation death of his wife, 56-year-old Jane Bashara.

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