News of the WeekTEXAS BIOTERROR CASE

Butler Gets 2 Years for Mishandling Plague Samples

Science  19 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5665, pp. 1743-1745
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5665.1743a

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LUBBOCK, TEXAS-- Deviating from government sentencing guidelines that called for up to 9 years, Federal Judge Sam Cummings last week sentenced microbiologist Thomas Butler to 2 years in prison for mishandling plague samples and defrauding Texas Tech University here.

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