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ResourcesRemaining fraud charges withdrawn for Parkinson’s researcher – Retraction Watch (Dalmeet Singh Chawla | December 2016)

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Remaining fraud charges withdrawn for Parkinson’s researcher – Retraction Watch (Dalmeet Singh Chawla | December 2016)

 


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Two remaining charges against a Parkinson’s researcher recently convicted of fraud have been dropped by an Australian court.

Final two charges of fraud withdrawn against Barwood In December 2016. There is also more information about the charges that she was found guilty on, including fraud by adding her name to a paper to which she did not contribute.

In October, Caroline Barwood, formerly at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, was found guilty of five out of seven charges. Subsequently, Barwood was handed two suspended sentences: one for two years, and another for 15 months, both to be served concurrently. She will not serve jail time.
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Initially, Barwood pleaded not guilty to the three charges of fraud and four instances of attempted fraud — unlike her former UQ colleague Bruce Murdoch, who pleaded guilty to 17 fraud-related charges in March, and also earned himself a two-year suspended sentence.
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