Surgeon is jailed for fraudulent insurance claims after faking wife’s breast cancer

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:635
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. 1Galway

A consultant surgeon has been jailed for four years for fraud by the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for what the presiding judge described as a “particularly evil and nasty offence.” Emad Massoud (52) and his wife Gehan (45), a nurse, had earlier been convicted of defrauding almost €750 000 (£590 000; $1.2m) from two insurance companies after falsely claiming that Gehan Massoud had breast cancer.

It emerged during last month’s trial that Dr Massoud had presented breast tissue from his Egyptian mother in law, who did have …

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