Criminal Cases

    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…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    3 Jun (GOLDSBORO, NC) – In the wake of evidence that a senior government prosecutor attempted to intimidate a key defense witness in the HIV-transmission case of USAF Airman Basic “GBA” of Seymour Johnson AFB. N.C., the case has been continued until August 22.  Judge Michael A. Lewis (Lt. Col, USAF) continued the case to allow the defense, at prosecutors’ expense, to find a new expert. (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A civil trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams remains imprisoned will be closed to the public, a State Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday.  The order followed a stunning claim Tuesday that Williams, who was (more…)


    15 May (FORTUNE) –  On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in Gurgaon, India, 20 miles south of New Delhi. It was so early that he passed gardeners watering impeccable (more…)


    SPARKS-OF-LIGHT.ORG -  It seems that it has been whitewashed out of history that in 1990 a powerful Congressional Investigative Sub-Committee under Representative John Dingell launched a major inquiry into Dr Robert Gallo’s research on HIV to see if he had proved his virus caused AIDS – or had stolen a French virus as alleged by the Institut Pasteur – with the final result that Gallo’s own HIV research was trashed and he offically lost his credit for having discovered HIV, only escaping on a technicality being indicted for criminal fraud in his patent application for the HIV Test. (more…)


    23 Dec – Shortly after Yvonne Andrews’ ex-boyfriend assaulted her in 2011, he falsely accused her of “infecting” two men with HIV, neither of whom she had ever met.  Within days, Andrews found herself in a Florida prison cell facing a sixty-year sentence. Despite numerous beatings and openly describing how he planned to kill her, her ex used the laws to become make her the criminal. He was never charged. (more…)


    16 Dec (VACTRUTH) – A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne who reported the news, the (more…)


    11 Dec (NEW YORK) — British banking giant HSBC agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion settlement Tuesday after a broad investigation by U.S. federal and state authorities found the bank violated federal laws by laundering money from Mexican drug trafficking and processing banned transactions on behalf of Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma. (more…)


    07 Dec (THE LOS ANGELES TIMES) – An appellate panel clears a man who pitched a drug for an unapproved use for it, saying he had a free-speech right to promote other uses. It’s a blow to the FDA. (more…)


    30 NOV (NAS JACKSONVILLE) – A US Navy veteran accused of HIV-related criminal charges has reached a pretrial agreement that will free him within weeks.  Accused of failing to disclose his alleged “HIV-positive status,” military prosecutors charged the Aviation Electrician’s Mate (RS) with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault “likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.” If convicted of all charges, RS faced a demotion and dishonorable discharge, the loss (more…)


    18 Oct (SAVANNAH, GA) – Three months after a Savannah woman indicted on charges of prostitution and reckless conduct, prosecutors have settled the case. (more…)


    6 Oct (NY TIMES) – Eddie C. Lovelace, a Kentucky judge still on the bench into his late 70s, had a penchant for reciting Shakespeare from memory and telling funny stories in his big, booming voice.  But a car accident last spring left him with severe neck pain, and in July and August he sought spinal injections with a steroid medicine for relief. (more…)


    2 Oct (NYTIMES) – Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature.  Other studies have suggested that most of these retractions resulted from honest errors. But a deeper analysis of retractions, being published this week, challenges that comforting assumption. (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…)


    20 Jun (TRUTH BARRIER) – I have known Belgian scientist (pathologist and electron microscopist) Dr.  Étienne de Harven since 1993, when he introduced himself to me at a conference, with characteristic graciousness and enthusiasm, clasped my hands, and said he had translated my 1992 SPIN article Fatal Distraction into French.  I was of course delighted.  I was writing about this scientific battle for a rock and roll magazine, and he was a very distinguished scientist– one of the (more…)


    3 Jun (GOLDSBORO, NC) – In the wake of evidence that a senior government prosecutor attempted to intimidate a key defense witness in the HIV-transmission case of USAF Airman Basic “GBA” of Seymour Johnson AFB. N.C., the case has been continued until August 22.  Judge Michael A. Lewis (Lt. Col, USAF) continued the case to allow the defense, at prosecutors’ expense, to find a new expert. (more…)


    22 May (BUFFALO, NY) – A civil trial to determine whether convicted sex offender Nushawn Williams remains imprisoned will be closed to the public, a State Supreme Court justice ruled Wednesday.  The order followed a stunning claim Tuesday that Williams, who was (more…)


    15 May (FORTUNE) –  On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in Gurgaon, India, 20 miles south of New Delhi. It was so early that he passed gardeners watering impeccable (more…)


    SPARKS-OF-LIGHT.ORG -  It seems that it has been whitewashed out of history that in 1990 a powerful Congressional Investigative Sub-Committee under Representative John Dingell launched a major inquiry into Dr Robert Gallo’s research on HIV to see if he had proved his virus caused AIDS – or had stolen a French virus as alleged by the Institut Pasteur – with the final result that Gallo’s own HIV research was trashed and he offically lost his credit for having discovered HIV, only escaping on a technicality being indicted for criminal fraud in his patent application for the HIV Test. (more…)


    23 Dec – Shortly after Yvonne Andrews’ ex-boyfriend assaulted her in 2011, he falsely accused her of “infecting” two men with HIV, neither of whom she had ever met.  Within days, Andrews found herself in a Florida prison cell facing a sixty-year sentence. Despite numerous beatings and openly describing how he planned to kill her, her ex used the laws to become make her the criminal. He was never charged. (more…)


    16 Dec (VACTRUTH) – A confidential GlaxoSmithKline document recently leaked to the press exposed that within a two-year period, a total of 36 infants died after receiving the 6-in-1 vaccine, Infanrix Hexa.  According to the website Initiative Citoyenne who reported the news, the (more…)


    11 Dec (NEW YORK) — British banking giant HSBC agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion settlement Tuesday after a broad investigation by U.S. federal and state authorities found the bank violated federal laws by laundering money from Mexican drug trafficking and processing banned transactions on behalf of Iran, Libya, Sudan and Burma. (more…)


    07 Dec (THE LOS ANGELES TIMES) – An appellate panel clears a man who pitched a drug for an unapproved use for it, saying he had a free-speech right to promote other uses. It’s a blow to the FDA. (more…)


    30 NOV (NAS JACKSONVILLE) – A US Navy veteran accused of HIV-related criminal charges has reached a pretrial agreement that will free him within weeks.  Accused of failing to disclose his alleged “HIV-positive status,” military prosecutors charged the Aviation Electrician’s Mate (RS) with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault “likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.” If convicted of all charges, RS faced a demotion and dishonorable discharge, the loss (more…)


    18 Oct (SAVANNAH, GA) – Three months after a Savannah woman indicted on charges of prostitution and reckless conduct, prosecutors have settled the case. (more…)


    6 Oct (NY TIMES) – Eddie C. Lovelace, a Kentucky judge still on the bench into his late 70s, had a penchant for reciting Shakespeare from memory and telling funny stories in his big, booming voice.  But a car accident last spring left him with severe neck pain, and in July and August he sought spinal injections with a steroid medicine for relief. (more…)


    2 Oct (NYTIMES) – Last year the journal Nature reported an alarming increase in the number of retractions of scientific papers — a tenfold rise in the previous decade, to more than 300 a year across the scientific literature.  Other studies have suggested that most of these retractions resulted from honest errors. But a deeper analysis of retractions, being published this week, challenges that comforting assumption. (more…)


    25 Sep (HENNEPIN CO., MN) – Citing a lack of clarity in state law, the Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday overturned the felony conviction of a man who infected his sexual partner with HIV, even though a jury found he gave fair warning that he had the disease.  The 2-1 decision is a victory for Daniel James Rick, 31, and his attorneys, who challenged his October 2011 conviction of (more…)


    5 Sep (MERCOLA) – Only weeks after pleading guilty to criminal charges that it promoted its anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott Labs is being sued again for similar charges with a different drug.  The new (more…)


    14 Aug (SYRACUSE, NY) – Syracuse, NY – For the second time in as many months a judge has ruled Onondaga County prosecutors don’t have sufficient evidence that unprotected sex with someone with HIV creates a “grave risk” of death.  In a 13-page decision made (more…)


    29 Jul (WASHINGTON DC) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often accused of serving industry at the expense of consumers. But even FDA defenders are shocked by reports this week of an institutionalized FDA spying program on its own scientists, lawmakers, reporters and academics that included an enemies list of “actors” and collaborators. (more…)


    24 Jul (WASHINGTON DC) – Six weeks after an Army judge at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, acquitted a heterosexual soldier in a so-called “HIV panic” case, another military judge at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia found a gay Army officer guilty on all counts for not revealing his HIV (more…)


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