Jeremy Pauley pleaded guilty to his involvement with the human remains trade from Harvard Medical School and a mortuary in Arkansas. Reports say if Pauley is convicted, he will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.On September 7, Jeremy Pauley, 41, of Thompson, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to the federal charges that stemmed from his involvement with the human remains trade that took place at the Harvard Medical School and a mortuary in Arkansas.
According to Halff, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania stated that the charges the human remains trade suspect faced included interstate transportation of stolen property and conspiracy.
Further reports say if the human remains trade suspect is convicted, he will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Nonetheless, to date, it is still unclear whether a sentencing date has already been scheduled.
Others Involved with the Human Remains Trade
An article in Sky News states that the human remains trade suspect confessed to purchasing stolen human body parts from several individuals and then reselling the remains to other individuals who were also aware of the theft.
Reports say apart from the human remains trade suspect, six other individuals were also charged with trafficking the stolen human body parts from the morgue manager, Cedric Lodge, 65, at Harvard Medical School last June. However, to date, the trials for the other defendants are still reportedly pending.