The doctor at the centre of the MMR controversy "failed in his duties as a responsible consultant" and went against the interests of children in his care, a disciplinary panel ruled today.
Dr Andrew Wakefield also acted dishonestly and was misleading and irresponsible in the way he described research which was later published in The Lancet medical journal, the General Medical Council (GMC) said.
In the late 1990s, Dr Wakefield and two other doctors said they believed they had uncovered a link between the MMR jab, bowel disease and autism.
The research sparked a massive drop in the number of children given the triple jab for measles, mumps and rubella.
Dr Wakefield was absent from today's hearing, which has sat for 148 days over a two-and-a-half-year period.
Thirty-six witnesses gave evidence at the hearing, which has reportedly cost more than £1 million.
Today, parents who believe their children were damaged by the MMR jab heckled the GMC panel of experts as they delivered their findings.
***** Click here for latest YEP showbiz news.* Click here for latest YEP features.* Click here for latest YEP music interviews and gig reviews.* Click here to watch latest YEP news and sport video reports.* Click here for latest YEP news and sport picture slideshows.* Click here to follow the YEP on Twitter.* Click here to become a fan of the YEP on Facebook.* Click here to sign up to free news and sport email alerts from your YEP.* Click here for latest YEP traffic and travel news.* Click here to view the Leeds Millennnium Square webcam.* Click here to add your name and location to our Leeds Ex-Pats Map.* Click here to watch the latest YEP weather report.* Click here to watch the latest edition of YEP TV.