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Former medical tech who infected patients in Maryland and other states with hepatitis C challenges sentence

Former medical tech who infected patients in Maryland and other states with hepatitis C challenges sentence

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him.

David Kwiatkowski, 39, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states, including Maryland, before being hired at New Hampshire's Exeter Hospital in 2011. He was sentenced in 2013 after admitting that he stole painkiller syringes from hospitals where he worked and replaced them...

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