EU Health Boss Quits Over Influence-Peddling Allegations

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The European Union's top health official resigned Tuesday after he was linked to an effort by a businessman to influence potential revisions to EU tobacco legislation, in an anti-fraud investigation sparked by a complaint lodged in May by tobacco products giant Swedish Match AB.

EU Health Commissioner John Dalli, a native of Malta, submitted his resignation to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso following an investigation by OLAF, the EU's anti-fraud office, into Swedish Match's allegations that a Maltese businessman touted his contacts with Dalli to...
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