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Authorities also alleged that, as laboratory director of the Wilmington clinic, Apolinario failed to take reasonable steps to prevent Gosnell from removing or destroying reports and willfully disregarded his duty to report Gosnell’s unprofessional conduct.

In response, Balick said the state’s case against Apolinario was one of “guilt by association,” adding that the two men did not work together and rarely even saw each other.