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Parcel was banned from doing business and ordered to pay more than $700,000 in autopsy crimes

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Topeka, Kansas (WIBW) – Convicted of conducting an illegal autopsy, Sean Parcells and three companies he runs are banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to pay more than $700,000. was given.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the week of Aug. 1 that Sean Parcells and the three business entities he controlled were permanently banned from doing business and suspended after his illegal autopsy services. said it was ordered to pay more than $250,000 in damages.

AG Schmidt Shawnee Co. District Judge Mary Christopher ordered Parcells, 42, who lived in both Topeka and Leawood, and his corporation, Parcells Forensic Pathology Group LLC. ParCo–Parcells and Company, LLC; and National Autopsy and Tissue Recovery Services, Inc.–that he will pay $254,762.98 in damages to his 83 clients related to private autopsy services.

Mr. Schmidt said Parcells and the company were ordered to pay a fine of $200,000 for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act and the Kansas False Claims Act related to coroner-ordered autopsy services provided by Wabaunsee Co. He said he was ordered to pay a $200,000 fine for violating the Wabaunsee Co. ordered him to pay $49,600 in damages.

Parcells and the company were also ordered to pay $60,000 in investigation and receivership fees, according to Schmidt. He agreed to the terms of a consent decree that Christopher approved in early August.

In total, Parcells was ordered to pay approximately $704,362.98.

According to Schmidt, Christopher would not allow Parcells and its entities to operate in Kansas for services related to the human body, to conduct services regulated as the healing arts, including COVID-related services, and to prevent political subordination. It also prohibited the submission of claims for classification. He must abide by all Kansas laws regulating any profession and is prohibited from using titles or initials that include a healing arts profession or any other profession without education, certification, or certification. .

Schmidt said the case was first filed in 2019, when Parcells alleged that he contracted Wabouncie to perform an autopsy on the order of the coroner’s office and failed to perform an autopsy in accordance with state law. I was. Additionally, he was accused of performing a private autopsy without the presence of a supervised or licensed pathologist or in violation of consumer protection laws.

During the investigation and litigation process, Schmidt said the state now has control over the more than 1,700 biological samples Parcells has collected.

In November 2019, Schmidt said Christopher appointed the director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as the recipient and instructed KDHE to administer the sample.

Schmidt noted that the state inventories and stores the samples under a court order. Upon appropriate and verified request, samples were released to requesting families.

Schmidt said the trustee system will soon end and a notice will be posted on the Attorney General’s website and distributed to the media, giving families 30 days to submit a sample release request. He then said the remaining samples, for which release was not requested, would be processed by court order. Please contact us.

“It’s important to remember that behind the details of all these incidents are individuals and families who have been placed in unimaginable circumstances by Parcells’ actions,” Schmidt said. It’s hard enough to get over what you’ve lost, but the additional damage caused by Sean Parcells only adds to the difficulty. I hope that the affected families will at least be able to grieve properly.”

In November 2021, Schmidt disclosed that a jury found Parcells guilty of six criminal charges related to illegally providing services at Wabaunsee. A jury found that he had illegally obtained money from the county to perform his three autopsies.

Schmidt further said Parcells was managing the corpses without a permit and performed autopsies in three cases without a pathologist performing them, all in violation of state law.

According to Schmidt, the crimes took place in 2014 and 2015. His sentence is pending.

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