March 7th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Founder of French breast implant firm jailed

The founder of a French company that made breast implants linked to a global health scare has been jailed after failing to pay bail.

Judge Annaick Le Goff ordered the arrest of Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, from his partner's home in southern France, a law enforcement official in Marseille told CNN Wednesday.

Mas was previously arrested January 26 in connection with an investigation for involuntary homicide and harm following the 2010 cancer death of a French woman with PIP implants.

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  1. Bra Burner

    My heartfelt condolences to this brave man, his family, and his friends during these trying times. Hang in there Jean Claude.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The true story is, he got caught fondling the merchandise.

    March 7, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sofa King

    In a more barbaric society, he would be sentenced to have a penile implant of his own product.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. newgrowthregions

    Value added job openings in Afghanistan: no experience needed, no education requried – just a phony marriage certificate will suffice- training provided. BENEFITS. !!! 🙂

    March 7, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. couch Cow

    Do they do reverse implants yet?

    March 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nicki

    @ couch Cow, Your *drool cup* is full !

    March 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Superman

    Dr snip a nip got busted good leave breasts alone they are perfect just the way they were made

    March 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |