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Doctor convicted of terrorism related offences in US is struck off by GMC

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 21 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1300
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A London GP from Sri Lanka who spent four and a half years in a US jail for aiding the Tamil Tigers has been struck off the UK medical register.

Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy, 62, was caught in an undercover sting in which he was recorded attempting to bribe purported US state department officials to remove the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from a list of designated foreign terrorist organisations.

Dr Vinayagamoorthy wanted to return to the practice in Enfield, north London, that he ran with his wife. But a GMC …

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