Doctor convicted of £4m fraud against NHSBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1015 (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1015
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
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 …