Retired surgeon’s sentence for passive bribery reduced

A Thessaloniki appeals court on Thursday slightly reduced a suspended jail term given to a children’s surgeon who was found to have accepted a 400-euro under-the-table payment (known as a “fakelaki”) for performing an operation on a minor in 2007.

The unnamed surgeon, now retired, was found guilty of passive bribery.

The appeals court reduced a 10-month jail term, suspended for three years, to an eight-month suspended sentence.