Saturday, July 03, 2010

Has assisted suicide made the founder of Dignitas a millionaire?

by Michael Cook | 3 Jul 2010 | BioEdge

An investigation by the Swiss newspaper Beobachter has suggested that the assisted suicide business has made the head of Dignitas, Ludwig Minelli, a millionaire. Assisted suicide is lawful in Switzerland, but those assisting may not “selfishly” profit from the death. The Beobachter points out that Minelli declared that he had no taxable personal fortune in 1998, when he established Dignitas. Ten years lager, he has an annual income of about US$150,000 and a personal fortune of $1.8 million. How did he become so wealthy, asks Beobachter. Read more.

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