Jean-Claude Mas (left) arrives at the court in Marseille, 10 December
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Jail term for PIP implant boss in France

The boss of a French company which distributed defective breast implants around the world has been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.

Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the PIP company, was also fined 75,000 euros (£63,000) by a court in Marseille.

The company's sale of faulty implants caused a global health scare with an estimated 300,000 women in 65 countries affected.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 10 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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