Former Cancer Research Exec Indicted Over $11M Grant

Law360, Dallas (December 6, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- A Texas grand jury indicted a former executive of a state cancer prevention institute on one felony charge stemming from alleged improprieties in an $11 million grant awarded to a pharmaceutical research firm, the Travis County District Attorney’s office said Friday.

Jerald “Jerry” Cobbs allegedly deceived the executive director and general counsel of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas about the grant proposal. According to the indictment, which charges him with one count of securing execution of a document by deception, Cobbs failed to...
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