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  •  David: (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not an attorney, and I have never claimed to be an attorney. I frequently write that I am NOT an attorney, so you are barking up the wrong tree here.

    I did not say that the settlement is an admission of guilt. In fact, the settlement papers, which I have written about, specifically say it is not an admission of guilt--which I understand is typical of such cases. I did say, in my view, such a payment is a sign that something probably was wrong. That's the blogger's opinion--mine.

    I also have written about what really happened in this case. UAB's DC lawyers admitted to wrongdoing in one research study that totalled some $3 million in damages, and the Bush DOJ accepted that as full settlement without even investigating the whole matter. Tom Gober, the main whistleblower and a forensic accountant who was UAB's research compliance director, said there were easily more than 100 such studies involving fraud at UAB. But the government wanted a quick settlement, and there was nothing the relators could do.

    The Bush DOJ cut a corrupt university a huge break, and I have written numerous posts about all of this.

    In fact, I've probably written close to 20 posts on this matter, and the above post only covers a small portion of my reporting. By the way, I'm a journalist, and I've never claimed to be a lawyer and have no interest in being a lawyer.

    If you want more background, I invite you to go to my blog, Legal Schnauzer, and do a search for "UAB fraud." It will call up everything I've written on this subject.

    You also can do a search for "Thomas Gober," who is the main accuser in this case. You can read about his background and determine if he knows what he is talking about.

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