Doctor gets suspended sentence for €14 bribe

THE SPECIALISED Criminal Court (STS) in Banská Bystrica on March 25 gave a suspended jail sentence of two years and ordered probation of 30 months for Dr. Anna Aghová from Nitra for bribery, TASR reported.  

(Source: Sme)

The general practitioner was also ordered to pay a fine of €400 and banned from working as a doctor for 12 months. The aforementioned follows from a plea agreement that Aghová cut with the Special Prosecutor's Office.

Aghová had a patient pay €5 for issuing a sick leave notice. She was supposed to only charge €1, but only gave back €5 from the patient’s €10 note. She kept the remainder, telling the patient that “everything has a cost”. In extending the sick leave later on, the doctor charged an additional €10.

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