(CNN) — A federal grand jury in New Hampshire has
indicted a former hospital worker on fraud and product-tampering charges
in connection with an outbreak of hepatitis C that sickened more than
30 people, prosecutors announced Thursday.
33-year-old David Kwiatkowski injected himself with syringes of
fentanyl, a powerful painkiller, that he stole from patients who were
scheduled for surgery. He began working at New Hampshire’s Exeter
Hospital in April 2011, 10 months after being diagnosed with hepatitis
C, a sometimes-fatal virus that attacks the liver.