Dr Anthony Madu – GBP 120,000 Fraud, Arrest and Jail
Nigerian-British Gynaecologist, Dr. Anthony Madu has been jailed for two years and the authorities have confiscated his license.
He received convictions of six charges in 2014 for working as a locum at hospitals across England and pocketed around £120,000, while he was firstly employed at the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Though he was working at different hospitals receiving the payment, he was on sick leave taking hefty pay.
Also, he was legally obliged to tell two locum agencies that he was on extended leave. Reports said he also had to inform of them of his sick leave, reports said.
Furthermore, the reports highlighted that he kept working for both the Cardiff and Vale University Health Boards.
Dr Anthony Madu was receiving payments from them as well as from the hospitals of England.
Cardiff and Vale Health took on Madu in August 2009. They did so just weeks after his involvement in the care of a first-time mom.
Her son Mikhael was born unresponsive. The baby died after eleven days.
More Details on the Case Against Dr Anthony Madu
After an inquest of baby Mikhael Morales, investigation revealed that her mother Sheryl Morales had received excessive drugs during her labor. This caused the death of her child at Royal Bolton Hospital.
At the hearing, the Assistant Coroner called him an “unimpressive witness”.
After the police investigation, no charges were brought and the Bolton Hospital apologized to the parents.
Currently, the General Medical Council has suspended Dr Anthony Madu, as they were engaged in a legal battle with him for a long time.
Also, legal documents show that the GMC has accused him of presenting his wrong documents of postgraduate training, and misbehaving with the staff.
Other allegations against Dr Anthony Madu include cooperating during the investigation, and Madu has competed for all the allegations made by the GMC.
At the judgement of the trial at the Cardiff Crown Court Judge Morgan praised the CVUHB for being alert and bold to take action against Dr Anthony Madu for such a crime.
Before working in Cardiff, Madu sought sick leave on three different occasions from Jan 2010.
Dr Anthony Madu claimed £49,000 from Cardiff while working for several other hospitals like Sandwell General Hospital at Birmingham and Scarborough General Hospital.
Moreover, he was working at the Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester during the same period.
After all, Dr Anthony Madu received his sentence on the 28 of November.
Hence, Judge David Wynn Morgan has asked for the reports and ordered a pre-sentence to be prepared till the 28 of November.
Until then, Dr Anthony Madu remained in police custody.
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Dr Anthony Madu has gone to jail for defrauding the UK healthcare system. He used various tactics to further his illegal scheme.