NEW YORK (AP) — The mastermind of a scheme to plunder corpses from funeral homes and sell them for millions of dollars pleaded guilty Tuesday in a deal that could send him to prison for the next five decades.

Michael Mastromarino, a 44-year-old former oral surgeon, confessed to the judge that he carried out the scheme from 2001 to 2005. He will face between 18 years and 54 years and will have to forfeit $4.68 million.

He faced a long list of charges, including enterprise corruption, body stealing, grand larceny and forgery.