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Faulty breast implant boss jailed

A court in Marseille has jailed Jean-Claude Mas, the head of a French company which sold 300,000 faulty PIP breast implants, for four years.

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Four years in prison for faulty PIP implants founder

A court in Marseille sentenced Jean-Claude Mas, the head of a French company accused of selling 300,000 faulty breast implants, to four years in prison.

He was accused of aggravated fraud for using industrial-grade silicone in the implants.

Mr Mas was also fined 75,000 euros (£63,000) by the court.

PIP implants Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

It is thought around 300,000 women were sold faulty breast implants, before the company went into liquidation in 2011.

47,000 British women had implants made by the company.

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