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Leader of Body Parts Scheme Dies

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The man at the center of a multi-state body parts stealing scheme died Sunday.

The New York State Department of Corrections said Michael Mastromarino died of natural causes. Mastromarino, 49, was convicted and sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison in 2008.

Mastromarino was the head Biomedical Tissue Services based in Brooklyn.

Several other people were also sentenced as part of the scheme, including a funeral director from Monroe County and a worker from Ontario County.

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