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Japanese mob transplant surgeries at UCLA?

May 31, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation into transplants at UCLA Medical Center alleges that members of the Japanese Mafia may have gotten preferential treatment.An L.A. Times investigation found UCLA Medical Center provided organ transplants for four Japanese gang members, while hundreds of patients died awaiting surgery.

The Times story claims the mobsters had help entering the U.S. from the FBI in exchange for information.

Despite the report, advocates of the transplant system say most of the time, it works smoothly.

UCLA Medical Center released a statement saying it does not make moral judgments on its patients.

 

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