January 27th, 2012
05:06 AM ET

Breast implant company's founder charged, attorney says

The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was charged Friday with involuntary injury, his attorney told a CNN television affiliate.

Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, has been released but is under judicial control, meaning he cannot leave France, attorney Yves Haddad said.

He has not been charged with the more serious offense of involuntary manslaughter.

Mas was arrested Thursday in Six-Fours-les-Plages, near Toulon in southern France, the French national police said.

His lawyer said Thursday his client is not feeling well and needs to see a doctor.


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  1. Clydster

    Make him have a set of his own creations implanted in him for a punishment

    January 27, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Judge Jury

    Off with his t.its!

    January 27, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©


      January 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Prophet

    Many women will have implant procedures done. Thousands within a year.

    January 27, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      These prophecies are giving me the chills with their probable accuracy.

      January 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pedro Sanchez.

    I hope Women think twice before breast inplants , rembember the beuty is from the inside of person , I think keeping the normal values is a way good way of good living , love your self and keep the true values who you realy are , and those who are near you , will acept you the way you were created . Thanks .

    January 27, 2012 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Babies think so, too.

    January 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Babies think so, too....
    ....let's see how long it takes CNN to delete this comment *again*...

    January 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Yes beauty is on the inside,sometimes pink sometime brown.

    January 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Andreas Moser

    Here's a much more interesting story involving BREASTS: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/ukrainian-girls-show-us-how-to-protest/

    January 29, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |