`Dr. Death’s’ senior will not be prosecuted: Queensland Police

November 14th, 2007 - 2:26 am ICT by admin  
Police earlier this year announced there was not enough evidence to charge the former director of medical services at Bundaberg Hospital, Dr Darren Keating, who was accused of supplying false or misleading information to the Medical Board of Queensland for two renewals of registration as a medical practitioner for Dr Patel.

Indian-trained Dr Patel was director of surgery until April 1, 2005, when he fled to the US.

He has been linked to the deaths of at least 17 patients and is facing extradition to Australia on charges including manslaughter and fraud.

The review, completed in June by former Crime and Misconduct Commission chairman Brendan Butler, backed the decision to not prosecute Dr Keating.

Police today released further correspondence from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Leanne Clare that concluded there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction.

“Given this advice from the DPP and considering the material from the investigators, as well as both internal and independent legal opinions, the service reaffirms its decision in March 2007 not to prosecute Dr Keating for any offence against the Criminal Code,” news.com.au. quoted the police, as saying. (ANI)

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