Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Understanding Corruption FOR DUMMIES

Most people have the attention span of a goat.

If you have found yourself here, that most likely does not include you.

Corruption involves money and in then covering your ass.

Insurance companies don’t want to pay out medical claims if they don’t have to. Going behind the scenes and manipulating the standards for what is a “test positive” criteria can mean millions, if not billions in savings.

Lyme Disease is an expensive liability for insurance companies. Grants for government money involves much back slapping and cronyism. Those on the outside exposing such corruption often are arrested, can be sent to mental hospitals, prison, and can be coerced and terrorized into keeping quiet about officials and corporate criminals having committed crimes to defraud taxpayers and obstruct justice.

This is just one example in the day in the life of Fuck You Over, Inc.:


RELEASE DATE: March 24, 2003


Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health have taken final action in the
following case:

Justin Radolf, M.D., University of Connecticut Health Center:

Based on the
report of an investigation conducted by the University of Connecticut Health
Center (UCHC Report), Dr. Radolf's admissions, and additional analysis
conducted by ORI in its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service
(PHS) found that Dr. Radolf, Professor at UCHC's Center of Microbial
Pathogenesis, engaged in scientific misconduct in research supported by
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National
Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 AI29735-11 and incorporated false
into a grant application entitled "Tick Inhibitors of Hemostatis:

Novel Therapeutic Agents and an Anti-Tick Vaccine" to the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Dr. Radolf falsified and fabricated
preliminary research data to falsely claim that the genes that he proposed to
characterize were specifically expressed in the tick salivary gland.

Radolf represented the products of control samples as positive tests for mRNA
expression from different genes and presented data as positive for genes that
had not been tested.

Specifically, PHS finds that Dr. Radolf falsified and fabricated data in
January 2000 by altering the labeling of a figure included in a USDA grant
application and by falsifying the text in both the USDA application and in an
overlapping application to a state-sponsored program.

This incident of falsification and fabrication is significant because the
data was the first direct evidence that the isolated clones represented genes
expressed in tick salivary gland, and therefore represented proteins that
could be targets of vaccine development to protect the hosts from tick-
transmitted microbial diseases.

The misinformation of the extent of the
progress in this project had the potential to mislead grant reviewers and the
scientific community about an area of research that could have led to the
prevention of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick-transmitted

The Respondent submitted the following admission to ORI:

"In January of 2000, I engaged in scientific misconduct involving research
supported by the National Institutes of Health. The misconduct occurred
during the preparation of grant proposals submitted to the United States
Department of Agriculture and Connecticut Innovations, Inc.

specifically, I falsified and fabricated preliminary data by intentionally
altering the labeling of an ethidium bromide-stained agarose gel purporting
to demonstrate the expression of genes in the salivary glands of feeding
Dermacentor andersoni ticks.

In so doing, I misrepresented the products of
control samples as positive tests for the presence of mRNAs derived from
unrelated genes, and I fabricated data to show the expression of genes that,
in fact, were not tested.

The texts of the two proposals also contained
inaccurate statements relating to these falsified and fabricated data.

inaccurately portraying the extent of our progress in characterizing salivary
gland proteins that might interfere with tick feeding, my actions would have
misled the reviewers of the proposals into thinking that we were closer to
the development of an anti-tick vaccine than we actually were.

Truthfulness in the recording, presentation, and reporting of data�the
accuracy and reliability of the research record�is the foundation of all
scientific research. By intentionally misrepresenting preliminary findings
in the two grant proposals, my actions violated this basic precept,
compromised my scientific integrity, and placed my 20-year career as a
biomedical researcher in jeopardy.

My actions also could have compromised
the integrity and careers of individuals with whom I work, individuals who
place their trust in me and who look to me for scientific leadership. I take
full and complete responsibility for this misconduct.

I committed this
wrongful act without prompting by other individuals and without the consent
or knowledge of others. I am deeply remorseful for my behavior and offer my
strongest assurance to the Office of Research Integrity that it will never

Dr. Radolf has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement in which he has
voluntarily agreed for a period of five (5) years, beginning on March 10,

(1) to exclude himself from serving in any advisory capacity to PHS including
but not limited to service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer
review committee, or as a consultant;

(2) that any institution which submits an application for PHS support for a
research project on which Dr. Radolf's participation is proposed or which
uses Dr. Radolf in any capacity on PHS-supported research, or that submits a
report of PHS-funded research in which Dr. Radolf is involved, must
concurrently submit a plan for supervision of Dr. Radolf's duties to the
funding agency for approval; the supervisory plan must be designed to ensure
the scientific integrity of Dr. Radolf's research contribution; a copy of the
supervisory plan must also be submitted to ORI by the institution; Dr. Radolf
agrees that he will not participate in any PHS-supported research until such
a supervision plan is submitted to ORI; and

(3) to ensure that any institution employing him submits, in conjunction with
each application for PHS funds or report, manuscript, or abstract of PHS
funded research in which Dr. Radolf is involved, a certification that the
data provided by Dr. Radolf are based on actual experiments or are otherwise
legitimately derived, and that the data, procedures, and methodology are
accurately reported in the application or report. Dr. Radolf must ensure
that the institution sends the certification to ORI.


For further information contact:

Division of Investigative Oversight
Office of Research Integrity
5515 Security Lane, Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852

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I tell the former Governor of Connecticut John G. Rowland what I think of him in a letter to arrive for his first day in federal prison. [click here]
Caution: strong, offensive language

Ethics and Rowland-gate


Blogger A. Schurr said...

Check the book by Solomon Rivlin entitled "Scientific Misconduct and its Cover-up." Try the following link to get information about it:


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only did he not go to federal prison for this, but he definitely was not trying to abuse taxpayers money. You're the perfect exammple of an annoying cynic who parades around trying to convince people that everyone's out to get you. He made a mistake. He wasn't trying to screw americans out of their money. This is why blogs shouldn't exist, so people like you can't display their opinions everywhere for all of us to be subjected to.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:04:00 PM  
Blogger The Stark Raving Viking said...

Yes, indeed, let's abolish Free Speech for everyone because of my blogs. Yeah, that's the ticket.

-Steven G. Erickson

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:33:00 PM  

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