Bribe-taking Karpenisi doctor caught red-handed

Police in Karpenisi, central Greece, on Wednesday caught a 59-year-old doctor red-handed accepting a bribe of 159 euros to treat a patient.

Police arrested the doctor, an eye surgeon, at Karpenisi Hospital as he accepted 150 euros in marked notes from a 52-year-old disabled man.

The doctor, who fainted when police raided his office, has been charged with corruption and breach of duty.