Thursday, August 2, 2007

DOJ/White House tried to fire US Attorney after he refused to "back off" a successful lawsuit against big pharma

"The night before the government secured a guilty plea from the manufacturer of the addictive painkiller OxyContin, a senior Justice Department official called the U.S. attorney handling the case and, at the behest of an executive for the drugmaker, urged him to slow down, the prosecutor told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday."
U.S. Attorney Became Target After Rebuffing Justice Dept. -

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