Poul Thorsen Exhibits 12-23: Thorsen’s Research with the CDC/Lack of IRB Approvals
Prosecutors in the United States are seeking to extradite a Danish scientist researching the relationship between autism and vaccines, who, they allege, stole more than US$1 million in research funding. Poul Thorsen was a visiting scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta in the 1990s. US prosecutors say that after returning to Denmark in 2002, Thorsen submitted false invoices from the CDC to Aarhus University, which unknowingly funds to his personal account. He was last week charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and 9 of money laundering.