May 23, 2019 / 12:38 AM / a month ago

Ex-Olympus executive avoids prison in case over infection-linked scopes

A former executive of a subsidiary of Japan’s Olympus Corp avoided prison on Wednesday after admitting he failed to file necessary reports with U.S. regulators about infections linked to a widely-used type of medical scope it made.

Hisao Yabe, a former senior executive at Olympus Medical Systems Corp, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark, New Jersey to one year of probation and a $5,000 fine.

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