Practice: Successful Fraud

It was easy to understand why Walter Günther was nearly everyone's No. 1 choice to become West Berlin's next minister of health. A war veteran who had lost parts of both legs, he had risen through the ranks to a key position in the Social Democratic Party. More to the point, he was regarded as a first-rate doctor who ran a model geriatrics clinic; under him, in 13 years, the clinic's "cured and released" ratio rose from a dismal 3% to 33%. Patients were devoted to the charming German Czech, and so was his staff. Small wonder that...

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