Whistlebl0wers have accused Pfizer and two of their contractors of fraud for manipulating test results in their clinical trials. You would expect Pfizer to plead not guilty, but they didn’t.
They actually admitted that there was some fraud, but the charges must be dropped because the federal government knew all about it and continued to pay them.
Doesn’t this sound a bit ridiculous? But, the truth is that they will probably get the case dismissed.
In 2016, just before Obama left office, the Supreme Court weakened the protections against fraud committed by government contractors under the False Claims Act. Children’s Health Defense detailed this troubling change:
“Under the False Claims Act, whistleblowers can be rewarded for confidentially disclosing fraud that results in a financial loss to the federal government.
However, a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded the scope of a legal principle known as “materiality” resulted in a series of federal court decisions in which fraud cases brought under the False Claims Act were dismissed.
As interpreted by the Supreme Court, if the government continued paying a contractor despite the contractor’s fraudulent activity, the fraud was not considered “material” to the contract.
Attorney Robert Barnes said:
“Pfizer claims they can get away with fraud as long as the government would write them a check despite knowing about the fraud. Pfizer, one of the most criminally fined drug companies in the world, wants to weaken the laws that hold them accountable.”
Barnes is correct in that Pfizer is the most fined drug maker in the world. They also hold the record for the biggest fine of $2.3 billion dollars.
The company is the owner of the largest healthcare fraud payout in US history after it was found to be in violation of the False Claims Act in 2009. That was prior tp the Supreme Court ruling that fraud is okay as long as the government knows about it.
They were illegally selling off-label products that were not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration,
From The Gateway Pundit
Clearly, no need to worry about that pesky FDA approval anymore though. Especially when such a gaping loophole was created by the Supreme Court as Obama was exiting office.
Now, apparently, all it takes is a little fraud, some political theater, and an ‘expert’ like Fauci to deliver the ‘safe and effective’ message to the masses – oh, and a couple hundred thousand wheel barrels for the cash – Grift perfected.
All a company has to do is pay off government officials to say they knew and a promise of a job in case they get fired and you are off the hook.