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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:19 AM
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F.D.A. Chief Quit Over Financial Disclosure Form, His Wife's Brother Says
NYT: F.D.A. Chief Quit Over Financial Disclosure Form, His Wife's Brother Says
By STEPHANIE SAUL and ROBERT PEAR
Published: September 28, 2005


Lester M. Crawford's wife has told family members that an unintentional failure to disclose financial holdings prompted his sudden resignation as commissioner of food and drugs last week, her brother said yesterday.

The former commissioner's wife, Catherine Walker Crawford, discussed the resignation with her brother, William W. Walker III of Birmingham, Ala., over the weekend, Mr. Walker said in a telephone interview....

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Mr. Walker, speaking broadly about the Crawfords' finances, did not say which particular holdings his sister had been referring to.

But his comments appeared to be at odds with statements she made in an interview on Monday.

In that interview, Mrs. Crawford rejected suggestions, made by a government official, that her husband had omitted material information from his financial disclosure statements....


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/28/politics/28fda.html?o...
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:20 AM
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1. HCA stock?
I guess we'll never know...
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:23 AM
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2. More culture of corruption. We need to keep a list now.
:popcorn:
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:11 AM
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3. more like a book....
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:47 AM
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4. Let me guess - he held stock in Bayer, and then abruptly sold it
right before he announced that they were withdrawing Bayer's Baytril antibiotic approval for use in poultry.

OOPS! Bad Dr. Crawford.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:48 AM
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5. Well, he didn't last long.
I know someone who was a professor at a major state university where Crawford got his Pharmacy degree and later worked at the school of veterinary medicine. According to my friend, Crawford is a second rate scientist and a political hack supreme. He only bounces back to academia when there is a Democratic administration. This time, however, he may not be able to be re-employed with the feds. No one thought very much of him during his time at the university.
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