Man tied to Mass. General suture thefts pleads guilty, gets prison time
Nelson Banol of Revere was sentenced to 5 1/2 months in federal prison today for his role in a plot to steal supplies from Mass. General and ship them to Colombia.
Banol, who worked at the hospital, admitted he stole $3,240 worth of sutures over a 19-month period, along with another man who is charged with stealing roughly $163,000 worth of pediatric pulse oximetry sensors, the US Attorney's Office in Boston reports.