Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C

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Kwiatkowski was indicted in November 2012 on seven counts of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud and seven counts of tampering with a consumer product, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office . Acquiring a controlled substance by fraud is punishable by up to four years in prison for each count, and tampering with a consumer product is punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each count.

Read about Kwiatkowski's indictment.

Today, Kwiatkowski pleaded guilty to an additional count of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud and tampering with a consumer product because those were charges brought against him in Kansas, and he agreed to have them transferred to New Hampshire, according to the New Hampshire U.S. Attorney's Office.

Read about the thousands of patients who needed to be tested for hepatitis C.

Kwiatkowski will be sentenced Dec. 3.

His lawyers could not be reached for comment.

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