A GP is jailed for MBS fraud – is his punishment excessive?

Comment: How the compliance system decides between criminal activity and Medicare misclaiming

There were a couple of questions asked when Dr Tony Bakare was handed a four-year jail sentence after a jury found him guilty of fraud for claiming $361,364 in false MBS claims between 2014 and 2017.


The first was the apparent harshness of the sentence, with one GP on the AusDoc website wondering whether a fine, home detention and a community service order may be more appropriate for a man whose entire