Manchester - (Whopping Porkies Mess): Celebrity TV shrink and consultant plagiarist Dr Raj Perfraud was branded a thieving rat by the General Medical Council in Manchester today after ripping off countless eminent colleagues' work as his own.
Striking Perfraud, 50, off the GMC's register of accredited consultant plagiarists and their wannabe counterparts GMC panel chair Dr Anthony Morgan said: "You are a first rate fibber in the same class as JK Rowling and Terry Pratchett.
"You supposedly distinguished academic record and qualifications are nothing more than the delusions of grandeur of a psychotic nutter.
"As to your claims to have combined a clinical career as a consultant plagiarist with work in the media and journalism. that has been a cruel hoax."
Perfraud's assertion that he was in a confused mental state when he ripped off some two hundred learned papers, clinical texts and whole chapters of existing publications to enrich himself beyond his wildest dreams were rejected by the panel.
His other defence "that he was at least not as bent as that MMR quack Dr Andrew Wakefield" - who was bankrolled by the Legal Aid Board and UK drug companies to start a measles pandemic in the UK - was dismissed as pathetic whinging.
Sentencing will be on Friday.