(ANSA) – BARI, 29 MAY – He would have charged more than 130 thousand euros from a patient, who later died, to administer free life-saving cancer drugs. The carabinieri arrested Giuseppe Rizzi, an oncologist in service until about a year ago at the John Paul II Cancer Institute in Bari.
To the doctor, who is under house arrest, the prosecutor Marcello Quercia disputes the crime of aggravated and continued extortion in competition with his partner, the lawyer Maria Antonietta Sancipriani. In addition to the precautionary measure against Rizzi, the carabinieri carried out a preventive seizure decree for the equivalent of 136 thousand euros. During the search, in his home, the military found archaeological finds and cash for over 1.9 million euros, hidden in bags and boxes for shoes. (HANDLE).
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