California Right to Know Calls for Criminal Investigation of No on 37 For Possible Fraud for Misuse of FDA Seal and Fabricated FDA Quote
For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Contact: Gary Ruskin, 425-944-7350, email@example.com
Washington DC -- Today, the California Right to Know Yes on 37 campaign sent letters to the U.S. Department of Justice requesting a criminal investigation of the No on 37 campaign for possible fraudulent misuse of the official seal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“The Justice Department should investigate this fraudulent dirty trick perpetrated by the No on 37 campaign,” said Gary Ruskin, campaign manager of California Right to Know Yes on 37. “They are running a campaign of lies, deceit and trickery, and some of it may be criminal.”
The No on 37 campaign affixed the FDA’s seal to one of the campaign’s mailers. Section 506 of the U.S. Criminal Code states: “Whoever….knowingly uses, affixes, or impresses any such fraudulently made, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or altered seal or facsimile thereof to or upon any certificate, instrument, commission, document, or paper of any description….shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”
The letter also provides evidence that the No on 37 campaign falsely attributed a direct quote to FDA in the campaign mailer. The quoted attribution, which appears below, is entirely false and fabricated. FDA did not make this statement and does not take a position on Prop 37.
The letter from California Right to Know was sent today to Lanny Breuer, Assistant Attorney General of the USDOJ Criminal Division; Laurel Rimon, Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California; and Vincent Tolino, Director of the Ethics and Integrity staff at the FDA.
The latest transgressions follows a litany of deceptions committed by the No on 37 campaign, whose top six funders are the six largest pesticide companies in the world.
The No on 37 campaign has repeatedly misrepresented the university affiliation of their lead spokesperson, Dr. Miller, in campaign ads, in violation of Stanford University policy.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the nation's largest professional association for nutritionists and dieticians, accused the No on 37 campaign of misrepresenting its position and misleading voters with false statements in the official California Voter's Guide.
“We are concerned that California voters are being misled," Academy President Ethan Bergman said in a press release. "Voters need accurate information in order to make an informed choice."
Proposition 37 would require labeling of genetically engineered food in California.
For more information about the California Right to Know campaign, see www.carighttoknow.org.
THIS is why they are not reporting fairly or accurately: How do you as an Editor publish an article that says you boss is participating in Mafia-style tactics against a citizen-led initiative? Might consider talking to the FTC and the FCC about llicensing requirements to see if any of these Mega-corps are in violation of the requirements/restrictions. But with ALEC having written most of the legislation that governs these folks, I don’t have a lot of faith in them.
1) Have any California newspapers, editors, writers been bribed to support the GMO scorched Earth movement?
2) Have any California researchers, professors, or academics been bribed or pressured to support the GMO scorched Earth movement? (It needs hardly mentioned that at least two or three institutions west of Sacramento require particularly intense scrutiny).
3) Can the People of California be sure that all votes supporting Proposition 37 will be counted accurately?
4) The People of California are obviously being defrauded—as was fully expected. The American People can be assured that there is a lot going on in Sacramento within a mile of the California State Capitol building.
5) Who are all the players of these deadly games? These are no ordinary grmes, but rather games which could destroy our food and our future.
Please keep the heat on those who would poison the world to gain a few dollars. We will win the battle and we win the war.
Empires rise and empires fall. May the evil empire known as Monsanto meet its end as decisively and dramatically as did another evil empire 67 years ago.
Does he, his department, or University have any ties to the GMO industry? Does he have GMO patents? We need to know as much as possible about the scientists and pseudo scientists attempting to snow us on this obsolete GMO technology.
This was a major revealing of what was hidden before and kind of slipped out.
We need to keep our eye on the prize…we need 7.5 Million + 2 simple majority to win this by my estimation.
Many have signed the petition off line. You can sign online here
I hope to write more about my FDA research before long. Good work on our side to pursue and bring this to light.
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