Criminal Cases

    Pfizer Agrees to $190 Mil Settlement Over Generic Neurontin


    (THE ATLANTIC) - Scientific evidence can be the most convincing element of a criminal trial. But sometimes it’s wrong—and for the first time, a state’s justice system has recognized that and adjusted accordingly. (more…)


    Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime


    (WSJ)When Lou and Linda Pelletier sent their 15-year-old daughter, Justina, to Boston Children’s Hospital in February 2013, they thought it was a worrisome but temporary stay for a severe bout of the flu. But within days, the Connecticut couple had lost custody of their teenager to the state of Massachusetts over allegations of medical child abuse. (more…)


    (ATLANTA) – The HIV trial of Craig Lamar Davis in Clayton Country is over and the verdict is in: guilty on both counts of aggravated assault. Davis faces up to 20 years in prison for knowingly exposing a woman to HIV, a felony in Georgia, and his sentencing is scheduled for February 21.  The trial lasted a week and included 60 exhibits (more…)


    The trial of Craig Lamar Davis, 43, in Clayton County, Georgia, concluded testimony and closing arguments on Friday, January 17. The jury will continue their deliberations on (more…)


    ATLANTA- On January 13, 2014, the trial of Craig Lamar Davis begins in Clayton County, Georgia, and the stakes are high. If convicted of aggravated assault for not disclosing his alleged HIV-positive status to a sex partner, he could spend up to 10 years in prison. Accused in 2012 of engaging in unprotected sex with two di (more…)


    UPDATE – One week before the US military’s highest court was scheduled to review evidence used to convict USAF Sgt. David Gutierrez, the court cancelled the hearing.  Convicted in 2010 of adultery and not disclosing his HIV “positive” status to his sex partners, Gutie (more…)


    (VACCINE LIBERATION ARMY)On the 22nd November 2013, Mr. Jean-Christophe Coubris, defence lawyer for Marie-Océane, filed charges with the French public prosecutor in Bobigny, in the outskirts of Paris, against both Laboratoire Sanofi Pasteur MSD (more…)


    He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


    (GOLDSBORO, NC) – After reviewing evidence from experts with the Office of Scientific and Medical Justice (OMSJ), government prosecutors have withdrawn all HIV-related criminal charges against a 34-year-old airman of Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (more…)


    NY TIMESJohnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to settle allegations that that it improperly marketed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and two other drugs, including promoting them for uses they weren’t approved for and paying (more…)


    (Iowa City, IA) – This is the story of two men in Iowa charged with the same Class B Felony — criminally exposing HIV to another person — but one was convicted and the other was not. In 2009, Nick Rhoades, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while all charges against Thomas Call were dismissed in 2012. (more…)


    (THE INDEPENDENT) – The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions.  In all, 26 companies, including ei (more…)


    NATURAL NEWSThe government agency entrusted to take care of the environment, the EPA, has become a center for corruption. The American people are learning that a governing body like the EPA cannot even responsibly manage tax dollars, let alone responsibly (more…)


    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing questions about whether the evidence used to convict USAF Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez, a 20-year-military veteran, was sufficient, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. (CAAF), has ordered a (more…)


    20 Sep (PROPUBLICA) – Judge Kurt Engelhardt’s decision overturning the convictions of five New Orleans police officers for their roles in the Danziger Bridge shootings runs to 129 pages.  Page by page, the decision addresses claims of prosecutorial misconduct, and i (more…)


    04 Sept (SACRAMENTO BEE) -  A nurse has been charged with withholding information about a felony at a former south Mississippi cancer clinic that prosecutors accused of a multimillion dollar fraud related to chemotherapy treatments. (more…)


    31 Jul (CCHR INTERNATIONAL) – In March 2009, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it would phase out pharmaceutical funding of continuing medical education seminars and meals at its conventions.  However, the decision came only after (more…)


    30 Jul (NY TIMES) - The drug maker Pfizer agreed to pay $491 million to settle criminal and civil charges over the illegal marketing of the kidney-transplant drug Rapamune, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.  The settlement is the latest in a string (more…)


    26 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) - At least 18 more people have been detained in China in connection with a corruption scandal involving the British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, state media reported. State radio reported late on Friday on its website that police in (more…)


    23 Jul (THE INDEPENDENT)Police are investigating AstraZeneca’s work in China and have detained one of the drug maker’s executives, just a week after its rival GlaxoSmithKline first faced allegations of a multimillion-pound bribery scandal. (more…)


    15 Jul (PHARMALIVE) – Now, let us turn our attention from the bribery scandal in China involving GlaxoSmithKline to Norway, where a cardiologist affiliated with a major hospital has been charged with fraud after buying furniture and going on fishing trips with money from Merck and Pfizer, which made payments for clinical trial work that was supp (more…)


    15 Jul (REUTERS – BEIJING) – British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc (LSE:GSK.LNews) channelled bribes to Chinese officials and doctors through travel agencies for six years to illegally boost sales and to raise the price of its medicines in China, police said (more…)


    The trial of Craig Lamar Davis, 43, in Clayton County, Georgia, concluded testimony and closing arguments on Friday, January 17. The jury will continue their deliberations on (more…)


    ATLANTA- On January 13, 2014, the trial of Craig Lamar Davis begins in Clayton County, Georgia, and the stakes are high. If convicted of aggravated assault for not disclosing his alleged HIV-positive status to a sex partner, he could spend up to 10 years in prison. Accused in 2012 of engaging in unprotected sex with two di (more…)


    UPDATE – One week before the US military’s highest court was scheduled to review evidence used to convict USAF Sgt. David Gutierrez, the court cancelled the hearing.  Convicted in 2010 of adultery and not disclosing his HIV “positive” status to his sex partners, Gutie (more…)


    (VACCINE LIBERATION ARMY)On the 22nd November 2013, Mr. Jean-Christophe Coubris, defence lawyer for Marie-Océane, filed charges with the French public prosecutor in Bobigny, in the outskirts of Paris, against both Laboratoire Sanofi Pasteur MSD (more…)


    He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


    (GOLDSBORO, NC) – After reviewing evidence from experts with the Office of Scientific and Medical Justice (OMSJ), government prosecutors have withdrawn all HIV-related criminal charges against a 34-year-old airman of Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C. (more…)


    NY TIMESJohnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to settle allegations that that it improperly marketed the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and two other drugs, including promoting them for uses they weren’t approved for and paying (more…)


    (Iowa City, IA) – This is the story of two men in Iowa charged with the same Class B Felony — criminally exposing HIV to another person — but one was convicted and the other was not. In 2009, Nick Rhoades, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while all charges against Thomas Call were dismissed in 2012. (more…)


    (THE INDEPENDENT) – The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions.  In all, 26 companies, including ei (more…)


    NATURAL NEWSThe government agency entrusted to take care of the environment, the EPA, has become a center for corruption. The American people are learning that a governing body like the EPA cannot even responsibly manage tax dollars, let alone responsibly (more…)


    (WASHINGTON, DC) – Citing questions about whether the evidence used to convict USAF Technical Sergeant David Gutierrez, a 20-year-military veteran, was sufficient, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. (CAAF), has ordered a (more…)


    20 Sep (PROPUBLICA) – Judge Kurt Engelhardt’s decision overturning the convictions of five New Orleans police officers for their roles in the Danziger Bridge shootings runs to 129 pages.  Page by page, the decision addresses claims of prosecutorial misconduct, and i (more…)


    04 Sept (SACRAMENTO BEE) -  A nurse has been charged with withholding information about a felony at a former south Mississippi cancer clinic that prosecutors accused of a multimillion dollar fraud related to chemotherapy treatments. (more…)


    31 Jul (CCHR INTERNATIONAL) – In March 2009, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it would phase out pharmaceutical funding of continuing medical education seminars and meals at its conventions.  However, the decision came only after (more…)


    30 Jul (NY TIMES) - The drug maker Pfizer agreed to pay $491 million to settle criminal and civil charges over the illegal marketing of the kidney-transplant drug Rapamune, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.  The settlement is the latest in a string (more…)


    26 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) - At least 18 more people have been detained in China in connection with a corruption scandal involving the British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, state media reported. State radio reported late on Friday on its website that police in (more…)


    23 Jul (THE INDEPENDENT)Police are investigating AstraZeneca’s work in China and have detained one of the drug maker’s executives, just a week after its rival GlaxoSmithKline first faced allegations of a multimillion-pound bribery scandal. (more…)


    15 Jul (PHARMALIVE) – Now, let us turn our attention from the bribery scandal in China involving GlaxoSmithKline to Norway, where a cardiologist affiliated with a major hospital has been charged with fraud after buying furniture and going on fishing trips with money from Merck and Pfizer, which made payments for clinical trial work that was supp (more…)


    15 Jul (REUTERS – BEIJING) – British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc (LSE:GSK.LNews) channelled bribes to Chinese officials and doctors through travel agencies for six years to illegally boost sales and to raise the price of its medicines in China, police said (more…)


    12 Jul (REUTERS BEIJING/LONDON) – GlaxoSmithKline executives in China have confessed to bribery and tax violations, the country’s security ministry said on Thursday, during one of a string of investigations into foreign firms in the world’s second-biggest economy. (more…)


    (FOREIGN POLICY) – For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.  So what just happened? (more…)


    29 Jun (NY TIMES) – PETER DOSHI walked across the campus of Johns Hopkins University in a rumpled polo shirt and stonewashed jeans, a backpack slung over one shoulder.  An unremarkable presence on a campus filled with backpack-toters, he is 32, and not sure where (more…)


    28 Jun – CANYON COUNTY, ID – Two weeks before the trial of Roland Rivera, 52, on charges he did not disclose his HIV-positive status to several women he had unprotected sex with, the case took an abrupt turn when prosecutors agreed to a lenient plea bargain agreement on the HIV-related charges.  If convicted, River (more…)


    June 28, 2013 (MAYVILLE, NY) – After nearly two weeks of highly technical testimony from medical and scientific experts, a Chautauqua County jury took one hour to decide that Nushawn Williams suffers from a mental abnormality that makes him subject to “civil management” and will either be confined to a secure treatment facility or kept under strict supervision. (more…)


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