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Surgical Tech Indicted for Selling Data

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 16, 2010

A former hospital worker has been indicted on charges that he sold patient data, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. A federal grand jury indicted Paul C. Pepala yesterday. He is accused of selling the names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of UPMC Shadyside patients in violation of federal health privacy laws and the Social Security Act, the report states.
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