Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Human Kidneys

October 27, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM EDT

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Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Human Kidneys

October 27, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2011 at 6:20 PM EDT

According to a story in the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger, a 60-year-old Brooklyn man on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court in New Jersey to charges that he helped procure and sell human kidneys on the black market.

he Star-Ledger story says this if the first instance in the U.S. of someone being convicted of brokering kidneys for profit.

Read the Star-Ledger story HERE.