Surgeon arrested while taking bribe from patient

Doctor allegedly extorted 1,000 euros to speed up surgery

(ANSA) - Terni, September 25 - Police on Thursday placed a surgeon under house arrest on suspicion of extorting 1,000 euros from a patient.
    Dr. Paolo Ronca allegedly promised to let the woman skip a long waiting list for essential abdominal surgery if she ponied up the cash.
    He was arrested at the hospital where he has worked since 1987 while in the act of accepting a 300-euro advance from the woman, police said.
   

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