CONCORD, N.H. -- A former medical technician at Exeter Hospital accused of spreading hepatitis C to dozens of patients nationwide pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court and was given a trial date of early February. David M. Kwiatkowski, appearing stocky in a tan prison uniform and displaying a trim haircut and goatee, was indicted last week in an elaborate scheme to steal powerful painkillers, causing patients to become infected with his strain of the liver-damaging virus.
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