This is old news, it was published on January 6, 2011 in The Australian and on various internet sites, but I think it is important and should be widely circulated. Too many people will still believe that the study was above board.
Andew Wakefield's study was the result of some fishing by litigious people and those seeking to make a fast buck from the pharmaceutical companies, Wakefield pocketed over $US600k to supply the result which was required to prove the MMR/autism connection.
Read The Australian's article here.
The real health risk of ignoring junk science, an interesting take on the Wakefield revelation.
Also more info here and here.