WANTED BY THE FEDS: Poul Thorsen, Who Helped Pull Off CDC Vaccine Autism Heist
Posted Nov 01 2012 12:00am
Poul Thorsen is the man whose research is used by the AAP, media, public health establishment and pharma spokespeople like Dr. Paul Offit, and Bill Gates and Dr. Nancy Snyderman to "prove" that there is no connection between vaccines and autism. He is a fugitive wanted by American authorities - see below. We've been writing about him for years Read The Indictment of Poul Thorsen at Age of AutismWe have a pdf of the indictment of Dr. Poul Thorsen the
Danish researcher held in highest esteem for having "debunked" the
autism vaccine connection ( Poul Thorsen's Mutating Resume ) many years ago. As Dr. Max Wiznitzer said
about another doctor recently, "If you can't trust the researcher, you
can't trust the research."
Poul Thorsen: Autism Speaks' Original TrailblazerPoul Thorsen, indicted last week (HERE)
by US Attorneys for embezzling tax payers money via the Centers for
Disease Control, also received $1 Million in funding through an Autism
Speaks grant in 2008 (HERE) . Now Autism Speaks is trying to hide their Thorsen affiliation. Why is that?
Poul Thorsen's Mutating Resume In bits and pieces, in Danish and English, from three universities in
two hemispheres and the CDC in Atlanta, a picture has begun forming in
the past few days that is already startling in its outline: Paul
Thorsen, one of the key scientists involved in CDC-backed studies
exonerating vaccines as a cause of autism, is under investigation for
collecting millions of dollars in bogus “grant” money, misrepresenting
himself to his employers and the world and possibly forging the
documents that enabled the scam.
Even more astonishing, it
appears the CDC and several other major autism research centers have
known about this for months and stayed publicly silent, even as the
debate over autism and vaccines has reached several decisive moments --
and a new decision is expected any day from U.S. vaccine court. The CDC
in particular would have a hard time claiming ignorance about the
suspected crime -- at least three of the forged documents were in the
agency’s name, and it helped uncover the fraud last year.
From approximately February 2004 until February 2010, Poul Thorsen executed a scheme to steal grant money awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had awarded grant money to Denmark for research involving infant disabilities, autism, genetic disorders, and fetal alcohol syndrome. CDC awarded the grant to fund studies of the relationship between autism and the exposure to vaccines, the relationship between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and the relationship between developmental outcomes and fetal alcohol exposure.
Thorsen worked as a visiting scientist at CDC, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, before the grant was awarded.
The initial grant was awarded to the Danish Medical Research Council. In approximately 2007, a second grant was awarded to the Danish Agency for Science, Technology, and Innovation. Both agencies are governmental agencies in Denmark. The research was done by the Aarhaus University and Odense University Hospital in Denmark.
Thorsen allegedly diverted over $1 million of the CDC grant money to his own personal bank account. Thorsen submitted fraudulent invoices on CDC letterhead to medical facilities assisting in the research for reimbursement of work allegedly covered by the grants. The invoices were addressed to Aarhaus University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The fact that the invoices were on CDC letterhead made it appear that CDC was requesting the money from Aarhaus University and Sahlgrenska University Hospital although the bank account listed on the invoices belonged to Thorsen.
In April 2011, Thorsen was indicted on 22 counts of Wire Fraud and Money Laundering.
According to bank account records, Thorsen purchased a home in Atlanta, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an Audi automobile, and a Honda SUV with funds that he received from the CDC grants.
Thorsen is currently in Denmark and is awaiting extradition to the United States.