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October 17, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester M. Crawford was charged Monday with criminal violations stemming from his failure to tell government ethics officers that he owned stock in companies regulated by the FDA. His lawyer said Crawford intended to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges during a federal court hearing this afternoon. "He accepts responsibility," said attorney Barbara Van Gelder. "It really was an oversight.
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February 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge sentenced former Food and Drug Administration chief Lester M. Crawford to three years' supervised probation with fines of almost $90,000 for lying about stocks he owned in companies regulated by his agency. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson also ordered Crawford to perform 50 hours of community service. Crawford, 69, pleaded guilty in October.
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February 15, 2005 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
President Bush, after a lengthy search, on Monday nominated acting Commissioner Lester M. Crawford to head the Food and Drug Administration, despite drug safety problems on Crawford's watch that have undermined the agency's reputation and credibility.
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October 17, 2006 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester M. Crawford was charged Monday with criminal violations stemming from his failure to tell government ethics officers that he owned stock in companies regulated by the FDA. His lawyer said Crawford intended to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges during a federal court hearing this afternoon. "He accepts responsibility," said attorney Barbara Van Gelder. "It really was an oversight.
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February 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge sentenced former Food and Drug Administration chief Lester M. Crawford to three years' supervised probation with fines of almost $90,000 for lying about stocks he owned in companies regulated by his agency. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson also ordered Crawford to perform 50 hours of community service. Crawford, 69, pleaded guilty in October.
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September 24, 2005 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester M. Crawford resigned Friday, a move that stunned agency staffers, lawmakers, industry and the medical community. Two months after winning Senate confirmation to a post he had sought for much of his career, Crawford sent FDA employees an e-mail Friday afternoon saying, "It is time, at the age of 67, to step aside." The White House quickly announced that President Bush would nominate Texas cancer surgeon Andrew C.
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January 24, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Former FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford's sentencing on charges he lied about his stock holdings was delayed over questions about sentencing guidelines. The stocks were in food, beverage and medical device companies that Crawford regulated while head of the Food and Drug Administration. Sentencing was rescheduled for Feb. 27.
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September 30, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Senators with oversight of the Food and Drug Administration asked for an inspector general's inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the sudden resignation of the agency's chief. The lawmakers want information about whether Lester M. Crawford, who was confirmed to the post two months ago, followed laws that required him to report his financial assets and income to the government. Sens. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
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December 30, 1988
The Agriculture Department said it is considering new federal labeling and processing rules to ensure that certain kinds of meat patties, including pre-cooked hamburgers, are safe to eat. Lester M. Crawford, administrator of the department's Food Safety and Inspection Service, said there has been "increasing evidence over the past several years" that disease organisms survive in products that many consumers erroneously believe are fully cooked when bought.
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September 24, 2005 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Lester M. Crawford resigned Friday, a move that stunned agency staffers, lawmakers, industry and the medical community. Two months after winning Senate confirmation to a post he had sought for much of his career, Crawford sent FDA employees an e-mail Friday afternoon saying, "It is time, at the age of 67, to step aside." The White House quickly announced that President Bush would nominate Texas cancer surgeon Andrew C.
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February 15, 2005 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
President Bush, after a lengthy search, on Monday nominated acting Commissioner Lester M. Crawford to head the Food and Drug Administration, despite drug safety problems on Crawford's watch that have undermined the agency's reputation and credibility.
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December 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate voted 80 to 11 to confirm Andrew C. von Eschenbach to head the Food and Drug Administration, but only after breaking a filibuster in which he was accused of impeding congressional investigations. Von Eschenbach, a former head of the National Cancer Institute, has been acting head of the FDA for more than year. His predecessor, Lester M.
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