Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CDC Autism Researcher Indicted for Fraud

WarOnYou, May 22, 2011

American prosecutors are attempting to extradite a Danish scientist. Poul Thorsen has been charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering; a federal grand jury alleges that Thorsen stole over $1 million from autism research funding between February 2004 and June 2008.

The Copenhagen Post reports:

“… [O]ver the four-year period he submitted over a dozen false invoices from the CDC for research expenses to Aarhus University, where he held a faculty position, instructing them to transfer the funds to a CDC account, which was in fact his personal account …

Thorsen’s research on autism is widely known in academic circles, where he was until this week a highly respected figure. A paper of his on the subject, which is known as ‘The Danish Study’, is quoted extensively to refute the autism vaccine connection.”

Another prominent name in vaccine medicine, Dr. Paul Offit, well-known shill for the vaccine industry, has also been called out for making false and unsubstantiated statements about CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson and her report looking into the ties between vaccine supporters and the vaccine industry.

Full story
CDC Scientist Who Downplayed Links to Autism Indicted by DOJ in Alleged Fraud Scam, Natural News, Apr. 28, 2011
Danish scientist indicted in US, The Copenhagen Post, Apr. 15, 2011
Autism researcher charged with theft
, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Apr. 14, 2011

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