Director Of The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Resigns Over Conflict Of Interest In Buying Shares Of A Tobacco Company After Assuming Role
“Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday [January 31, 2017] following reports that she bought shares in a tobacco company, among other financial dealings that presented a conflict of interest.”
Fitzgerald, the top health official in the Trump Administration, purchased between $1,000 and $15,000 work of stock in Japan Tobacco on August 8, 2017, 1 month after assuming her role. She sold all holdings in Japan Tobacco on October 26, 2017.