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Doctor convicted of £4m fraud against NHS

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1015
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A doctor who ran a locum agency for medical staff faces a jail sentence for what is thought to be the biggest singlehanded fraud carried out against the NHS. Dimitri Padelis, aged 45, will be sentenced next month for a swindle that police believe may have netted him as much as £4m ($5.6m) from bogus invoices, overcharging, and inflated expenses claims.

    The three year police investigation involved the whole of the NHS, but only …

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