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Disgraced Canadian researcher faces criminal charges for fraud

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4699 (Published 30 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4699
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

Ranjit Kumar Chandra, the disgraced Canadian researcher who lost his libel case last summer against the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which had accused him of research fraud and financial deception, is to face criminal charges for defrauding the publicly funded Ontario Health Insurance Plan.

Detective staff sergeant Dorian Dwyer confirmed that the Ontario Provincial Police Health Fraud Investigation Unit, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, has issued a warrant for Chandra’s arrest for the “unlawful billing” of the province’s health plan of sums in excess of $C5000 (£2900; €3400; $3800). The exact figures are not yet known because investigations into the extent of the false …

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