Former FDA Head Gets Probation, Fine

Law360, New York (February 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was sentenced on Tuesday to three years supervised probation and fined about $90,000 for making false financial disclosures and for conflict of interest, a stricter sentence than what his attorney and prosecutors had proposed.

Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Lester M. Crawford to a punishment that spares him prison time. He faced up to two years.

Crawford, 68, was required to file regular disclosure reports...
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