Doctors suspected of 1.4 mln euros in tax evasion

After investigating some 50 doctors who had issued a suspiciously high number of medicine prescriptions in 2012, the financial police said Thursday they had uncovered tax evasion worth 1.4 million euros.

According to officers, in most cases the doctors’ bank deposits exceed their declared income.

The details of the investigation have now been passed to the tax offices concerned, which will have to confirm whether offenses have been committed.

The probe was launched after an unusually high number of prescriptions were issued between July and September 2012. One of the doctors concerned was found to have issued an average of 147 prescriptions per day.