Monday, June 06, 2011

When Will They Ever Learn? Millionaire Dentist Faces Dental License Loss Over Fraudulent Parking Pass

U.K. Dentist Chirag Patel

It makes one wonder.
A millionaire dentist who used a dead man’s disabled badge to park his Ferrari for free faces being struck off the dental register after a judge ruled he must stand trial for fraud.

Dr Chirag Patel, 33, admitted two charges of misusing the permit on December 8 and 9, 2009.

But he denied a third and more serious count of fraud, which carries a sentence of up to five years imprisonment and could mean he is struck off if he is convicted.

Dr Patel, who lives in a £2m house in Coombe Lane West, Kingston, tried to get the charge, which his lawyers claimed was “irrational and oppressive”, thrown out at South Western Magistrates’ Court today.

However, district Judge Barbara Barnes ruled Wandsworth Council acted properly by pursuing the case and the dentist must return to face trial on September 9.
Are some dentists arrogant, oblivious or what?

In any case, Dr. Patel will get his trial.

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