A Miami, Florida man was sentenced to 11 years in prison October 25 for participating in a scheme to sell stolen patient records to lawyers for injury claims. A U.S. district judge also imposed a $100,000 fine on the 62-year-old man whose attorney had sought a 6-year sentence. The judge said she was compelled to issue the tougher sentence because of the high number of patient records — more than 3,000 - the culprit paid a Jackson Memorial Hospital employee to steal. He then brokered the patients' information to a personal-injury lawyer in exchange for part of any legal settlements won from the claims. The man pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges and aggravated identity theft in July. A federal prosecutor said the investigation into the scheme will continue.