May 14th, 2012

Former Mayo Clinic Employee Pleads Guilty to Spreading Hepatitis

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A former radiology technician at the Mayo Clinic who caused a hepatitis C outbreak by swapping patients’ syringes and led to one person’s death has pleaded guilty to 10 crimes. Steven Beumel of Orange Park was arrested a year ago after being indicted by a federal grand jury. He faced one count of tampering with a consumer product resulting in death, four counts of tampering with a consumer product resulting in serious injury and five counts of stealing Fentanyl by deception. The 48-year-old pleaded guilty Friday to all counts.

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Florida Times Union by William Browning

Tags: Florida Times-Union, hepatitis C outbreak, Infectious Diseases, Legal / Leadership, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Steven Beumel

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