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Geneticist found guilty in baby selling scheme

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7358.238/f (Published 03 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:238
  1. Carl Kovac
  1. Budapest

    The prominent Hungarian geneticist Dr Endre Czeizel was found guilty in a Budapest court last week of four counts of being an accessory in a transatlantic infant adoption scheme in violation of Hungary's Family Act.

    Dr Czeizel was given an 18 month prison sentence, suspended for two years. Under the Hungarian Criminal Code he faced up to eight years behind bars. Eight codefendants were also found guilty of participating in the operation. Six were given suspended sentences ranging from three months to two years, and two were given reprimands.

    The defendants …

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