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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39559.700220.4E (Published 24 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:908

Health minister sentenced for corruption: Former Italian health minister Professor Girolamo Sirchia has been sentenced to a three year prison term for corruption, for several payments he had received from private companies when he was head of unit at the Milan University Hospital (BMJ 2005;330:380 (19 February); doi: 10.1136/bmj.330.7488.380-a). Sirchia, who will not go to jail due to a pardon approved by the parliament in 2006, always denied being bribed and says he will appeal. …

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