Another heart doctor charged with fraud

Cardiologist accused of spending research funds on wine and restaurants

June 26th, 2014 1:38 pm| by admin
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A doctor working in the heart centre at national hospital Rigshospitalet has been charged with committing fraud during the period between December 2009 and December 2013. 

The 63-year old man, whose name is protected under court reportage restrictions, claims he is innocent, according to Jyllands-Posten.

Four of hearts
He is one of four cardiologists to recently be charged by police on suspicion of fraud.

Rigshospitalet originally reported him along with another cardiologist Peter Clemmensen, the former head of Hjerteforeningen, to the police in December last year under suspicion that they had spent funding earmarked for research amounting to respectively 870,446 kroner and 993,446 kroner.

READ MORE: Capital region to audit hospitals after fraud scandal

The first doctor, who was charged last year, is accused of misappropriating and spending 3 million kroner on furniture and a big birthday party for his daughter at the Rex Republic restaurant in Copenhagen.

Police lack evidence
According to police spokesperson Henning Schmidt, the latest case differs from the rest because it's not yet clear if the 63-year-old cardiologist has committed a financial crime.

Jyllands-Posten recently got access to the doctor's transactions last year that revealed wine purchases from Philipson Wine and Toscavini totalling 27,000 kroner between 2009 and 2013, frequent visits to restaurants in Copenhagen and suspicious use of his fuel card.

"It's true, but he explains that the wine was for his staff and for Christmas and that all the money was used in relation to his work," Schmidt told Jyllands-Posten.  

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