Bail reduced for former UCLA body-donor chief

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A court commissioner reduced bail Thursday for the former director of UCLA’s willed-body program, who is accused of illegally trafficking in body parts donated for research.

A hearing is set for Monday to determine whether Henry G. Reid, 57, can come up with $500,000 from legitimate sources to secure his release.

Reid was arrested March 7 along with Ernest Nelson, 47. Prosecutors allege that Reid sold body parts to Nelson, who then resold them to medical research companies. Both pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and grand theft charges.