CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Quits after Revelations She Bought Tobacco Stocks

(From NBC News)

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday following a report that she purchased shares in a tobacco company.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald tendered her resignation following a Politico report that she “bought shares in a tobacco company one month into the leadership of the agency.”

“Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director,” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. “Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period.”

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