GP's alleged bid to dupe Medical Board 'foolhardy'

A BRISBANE GP was “foolhardy” to think he could get away with allegedly employing a standover man to intimidate a former patient into retracting a sexual misconduct claim against him, police say.

The 65-year-old GP is facing numerous criminal charges after allegedly giving the man $17,000, plus prescriptions for steroids and opioids, in return for securing the patient’s signature on a forged letter to the Medical Board.

The bogus letter allegedly said the woman wished to drop a sexual misconduct claim dating back to September 2011 that resulted in