POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Idaho doctor to seven months in prison for receipt and delivery of misbranded breast implants given to patients.
Prosecutors announced Thursday that 55-year-old Temp Ray Patterson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release after his prison sentence.
U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ordered the former Burley doctor to pay $8,200 of restitution and a $10,000 fine.
Authorities say Patterson knowingly implanted nine pairs of misbranded breast implants shipped from China and unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration from March 2014 through April 2015.
Court documents say he used various documents to mislead patients into wrongly believing the implants were federally approved.
FDA Office of Criminal Investigations investigated the case with help from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.