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MRSA Delays Prison Term

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

A Delray Beach man convicted of scamming the elderly out of thousands of dollars will remain free a little longer -- until his antibiotic-resistant infection has healed, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. One of the con man’s attorneys persuaded a judge it would be a hazard, since his client occasionally has pus seeping from his fingers. The Florida Department of Corrections said it would have booked Clarke, and his staph infection, into prison.