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BUSTED: former FDA head charged with conflict of interest and lying

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

From Wonkette:

Ex-FDA chief Lester Crawford pled guilty today to being the latest administration scumbag caught owning shares of companies he regulated.

Crawford was forced out last year, after a grand total of two months as Food and Drug Administration Commissioner. (He was acting director for three years before that, because the Senate didn’t want to confirm him.)

His official crimes are lying to the Justice Department, breaking conflict-of-interest laws and falsely reporting his stock ownership. For all this, he’ll pay a fine.

[ link : AP ]



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