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.FULL STORY