CONCORD, N.H. – David M. Kwiatkowski, 34, a former employee of Exeter Hospital, was Sentenced today to 39 years in prison for his conduct in causing a widespread Hepatitis C outbreak in numerous states, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas and Barry R. Grissom, United States Attorney for the District of Kansas.
Kwiatkowski worked in Michigan between 2003 and 2007, before becoming a “traveling” radiologic technician at medical facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Arizona, Kansas, Georgia, and New Hampshire. While employed as a “traveler,” he stole syringes of Fentanyl – a synthetic heroin intended for patients. . He replaced the stolen syringes with syringes that he took from previous procedures, refilling them with saline and then injecting himself with the Fentanyl.
In addition to his term the defendant will be placed on supervised release for three years following his release from prison. He also must pay$1,600.00 special assessment and restitution in the amount of nearly $25,000.00.