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Director of UCLA's body donor program arrested



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LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Police at the University of California, Los Angeles, have arrested Henry Reid, director of a program that provides donated cadavers for medical research and education, the school said early Sunday.

Although the school did not release details of the case, the Los Angeles Times reported that authorities were investigating whether employees stole and sold body parts from cadavers for personal gain.

According to the Los Angeles County Jail's Web site, Reid was charged with felony grand theft of money or property in an amount greater than $400. He was released early Sunday after being taken into custody at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Reid, 54, is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Municipal Court on March 30.

More arrests are likely from the investigation of possible wrongdoing in the Willed Body Program, the school said in a written statement.

J. Thomas Rosenthal, associate vice chancellor of the UCLA School of Medicine and chief medical officer of the UCLA Medical Center, said in the written statement that the school was "cooperating fully with the police department."

"At this stage, we must do nothing to undermine the integrity of the investigation, and we will announce additional details in the near future. For this reason we cannot address the specifics at this time."

The school had already announced it put two employees on leave while it investigated possible wrongdoing in the program. It was not clear whether Reid was one of those two.

"We want to assure the public that we will do everything in our power to eliminate whatever inadequacies that existed, to ensure that the UCLA Willed Body Program is one that is worthy of the trust given by those who generously donate their remains for the benefit of medical education and research," Rosenthal said in his statement.


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