Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rudy's Drug Connection

Republican Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm represented a company convicted of triggering a nationwide epidemic of OxyCotin abuse.

The company, Purdue Frederick -- has pled guilty to federal charges it mislead doctors about the addictive qualities of the drug.

ABC's Brian Ross reports Mr Giuliani and his then-partner, Bernard Kerik met personally with the top man at DEA to discuss his client's case. From ABC:

"Kerik told New York Magazine at the time that Giuliani had raised $15,000 in donations for a 'traveling museum operated by the DEA.'

Some officials told ABC News there were questions inside the agency of whether the donations were an attempt to influence the DEA."

Federal prosecutors claimed that Purdue Frederick's actions led to "scores" of deaths. (ABC)

No comments: