Lester Crawford

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Person.png Lester Crawford   NNDBRdf-icon.png
BornMarch 13, 1938

Employment.png Commissioner of Food and Drugs Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
July 18, 2005 - September 23, 2005
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byMark McClellan
Resigned after his lies emerged regarding a conflict of interest.

Commissioner of Food and Drugs

Lester Mills Crawford is a veterinarian and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by George W. Bush. He served from July 18, 2005 until resigning two months later on September 23, 2005, in a surprise announcement. He denied that allegations of financial improprieties were the reason for his departure.[1] Bush nominated Andrew von Eschenbach to succeed Crawford. Crawford joined a Washington lobbying firm, Policy Directions Inc.

Conflict of Interest conviction

On October 17, 2006, he pled guilty to a conflict of interest and false reporting of information about stocks he owned in food, beverage and medical device companies he was in charge of regulating.[2] He received a sentence of three years of supervised probation and a fine of about $90,000.[3]


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References

  1. Herper, Matthew (September 28, 2005). "Former FDA Chief Denies Financial Conflicts". Forbes. Retrieved 26 February 2016.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  2. Bridges, Andrew (October 17, 2006). "Ex-FDA Chief Pleads Guilty in Stock Case". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 February 2016.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Ex-FDA Chief Gets Probation, Fine for Lying About Stocks". The Washington Post. February 28, 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2016.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").


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