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Corrupt NHS Official Jailed For Accepting Bribes

13 January 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

A corrupt NHS official who accepted bribes of £80,000 in exchange for awarding lucrative IT contracts has been jailed for three years at Guildford Crown Court.

In a case brought by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, 56-year-old Peter Lewis admitted receiving corrupt payments. His co-accused, Richard Moxon, 40, admitted giving them and was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Stephen Rowland, Specialist Prosecutor from the CPS Specialist Fraud Division, said: "Peter Lewis abused his position for his own financial gain. The prosecution evidence showed how Lewis approached Moxon for a bribe and had the money paid directly into the same bank account as his salary. The clear evidence resulted in both men pleading guilty."

The prosecution followed an investigation by Surrey Police into the activities of Lewis, who was employed by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as director of infomatics.

The case was concluded on January 6. Peter Lewis admitted one count of receiving corrupt payments at Guildford Crown Court on 21 November 2016. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Richard Moxon admitted one count of giving corrupt payments at Guildford Crown Court on 8 March 2016. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 13 January 2017

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