The founder and former chief of the French company that was accused of supplying faulty breast implants to thousands of women, was released from custody and charged on Friday.

Jean-Claude Mas, head of Poly Implant Prothese is under investigation for "involuntary injury," defense lawyer Yves Haddad said during the trial in the southeastern city of Marseille.

As reported in Reuters, he was released on bail for $131,600, is banned from leaving the country, and from meeting with his former executives.

Mas, is expected to go to trial in October as he faces criminal charges for harming the bodies of thousands of women with substandard breast implants.