German professor gets three year sentence for corruption and fraud

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 16 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1488
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

    The transplant and cancer surgeon Christoph Broelsch, from Essen University Hospital, has been sentenced to three years in prison, the district court in Düsseldorf decided last Friday.

    The surgeon, aged 65, was convicted for corruption in 30 cases, fraud in eight cases, coercion in three, and fiscal fraud in two. A probation period is not possible; he will lose his state pension and will probably go to an open prison.

    He had pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer has not yet announced whether he will appeal. The …

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