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Autism Researcher Poul Thorsen Indicted

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Thorsen Allegedly Absconded With Over $1 Million

ATLANTA, GA -  POUL THORSEN, 49, of Denmark, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud and money laundering based on a scheme to steal grant money the CDC had awarded to governmental agencies in Denmark for autism research.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said of the case, “Grant money for disease research is a precious commodity.  When grant funds are stolen, we lose not only the money, but also the opportunity to better understand and cure debilitating diseases.  This defendant is alleged to have orchestrated a scheme to steal over $1 million in CDC grant money earmarked for autism research.  We will now seek the defendant’s extradition for him to face federal charges in the United States.”

“Stealing research grant money to line his pockets, as Poul Thorsen stands accused of here today, cheats U.S. taxpayers and will simply not be tolerated,” said Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Region for the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services.  “HHS/OIG will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to bring these criminals to justice.”

Reginael D. McDaniel, Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Region for Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation said, “Today’s global economy demands a high-level coordinated approach by multiple agencies and authorities in the investigation of financial crimes.  While schemes often become more sophisticated over time, fortunately, so do our investigative techniques.  IRS Criminal Investigation is proud to have shared its hallmark expertise in following the money trail in the scheme alleged in this indictment.”

According to United States Attorney Yates, the charges and other information presented in court:  In the 1990s, THORSEN worked as a visiting scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, when the CDC was soliciting grant applications for research related to infant disabilities.  THORSEN successfully promoted the idea of awarding the grant to Denmark and provided input and guidance for the research to be conducted.  From 2000 to 2009, the CDC awarded over $11 million to two governmental agencies in Denmark to study the relationship between autism and exposure to vaccines, between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and between childhood development and fetal alcohol exposure.  In 2002, THORSEN moved to Denmark and became the principal investigator for the grant, responsible for administering the research money awarded by the CDC.

Once in Denmark, THORSEN allegedly began stealing the grant money by submitting fraudulent documents to have expenses supposedly related to the Danish studies be paid with the grant money.  He provided the documents to the Danish government, and to Aarhus University and Odense University Hospital, where scientists performed research under the grant.  From February 2004 through June 2008, THORSEN allegedly submitted over a dozen fraudulent invoices, purportedly signed by a laboratory section chief at the CDC, for reimbursement of expenses that THORSEN claimed were incurred in connection with the CDC grant.  The invoices falsely claimed that a CDC laboratory had performed work and was owed grant money.  Based on these invoices, Aarhus University, where THORSEN also held a faculty position, transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to bank accounts held at the CDC Federal Credit Union in Atlanta, accounts which Aarhus University believed belonged to the CDC.  In truth, the CDC Federal Credit Union accounts were personal accounts held by THORSEN.  After the money was transferred, THORSEN allegedly withdrew it for his own personal use, buying a home in Atlanta, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and Audi and Honda vehicles, and obtaining numerous cashier’s checks, from the fraud proceeds.  THORSEN allegedly absconded with over $1 million from the scheme.

The indictment charges THORSEN with 13 counts of wire fraud and 9 counts of money laundering.  The wire fraud counts each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison, and the money laundering counts each carry a maximum of 10 years in prison, with a fine of up to $250,000 for each count.  The indictment also contains a forfeiture provision seeking forfeiture of all property derived from the offenses, including an Atlanta residence, two cars, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.  In determining the actual sentence, the Court will consider the United States Sentencing Guidelines, which are not binding but provide appropriate sentencing ranges for most offenders.

This case is being investigated by Special Agents of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health & Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division.

Assistant United States Attorneys Stephen H. McClain and Michael J. Brown are prosecuting the case.

Members of the public are reminded that the indictment contains only allegations.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and it will be the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.



Great quote taximom, that's very true and it extends far beyond just scientific research. At my west virginia real estate school online that is something that my instructors drill into our heads. Your clients needs to trust you, or else you cant make a sale.


The prestige magazine "Nature" has a few paragraphs about Poul Thorsen, among other stories about people (deaths, etc.) -- at

Media Scholar

Someone at the CDC must have been conspiring with Thorsen.

What about somebody at CDC Foundation where the CDC anti-litigation bloc of autism research money is sent prior to being laundered in another spin cycle via Autism Speaks.

Vaccine manufacturing drug companies have reps in and out of government placement.

Check your copy of the Simpsonwood Transcripts closely. A senior official from vaccine court is at the secret meeting colluding with drug company reps both in and out of government positions. Pages 173-4. There he is trying to help figure out a way to pre-fabricate research that the vaccine court official will later use against Michelle Cedillo and the rest of our children.

They put Thimerosal into the placebos used in vaccine trials to avoid negative neurological outcomes problems.


"If you can't trust the integrity of the researcher, you can't trust the research," --Dr. Max Wiznitzer

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It's clear that the investigation into Thorsen's tax fraud in Denmark goes back as far as 2006. Interestingly, despite the fact that Thorsen was under investigation, the CDC decided to fund him in 2007 for an additional $2.9 million to run NANEA, the front-organization where Thorsen and others pulled these shenanigans! Someone at the CDC must have been conspiring with Thorsen.

Media Scholar

Food for thought: All things considered, does anybody really think it is in the best interests of our children for Danish authorities to hand over Poul Thorsen to US DOJ?

The US DOJ case against our children is built upon CDC anti-litigation bloc autism research; the exact kind of fuzzy math Thorsen initiated as their ringleader in Denmark.

The US DOJ knows without a shadow of a doubt vaccines have wiped our our children and our families, yet they will do anything to protect the millions and millions of tax dollars they've otherwise wasted defending the vaccine manufacturing drug companies thus far.

Ask yourself why is the US DOJ suddenly interested in Thorsen? Aren't they really affraid that he'll squeal? Aren't they really surmising that they do NOT have significant control over the Danish press...Danish Police and Danish legal authorities.

What Thorsen did was in plain sight of CDC officials. The fact that Paul Offit keeps trying to de-link Thorsen from his pre-fabricated CDC work easily reinforces the knowledge we already have...the CDC and the CDC Foundation were caught by Danish authorities in their laundering payments to CDC anti-litigation bloc autism researchers.

BUT in reality, Thorsen inevitably was hired to provide the US DOJ with "peace in our time" type of paper. They don't give a hoot how much suffering our children and families continue to go through. They want Thorsen in their control. The US DOJ wants Thorsen bound and gagged unable to tell it like it is.

If US DOJ successfully manages to extradite Thorsen from Danish control it will simply allow him to walk. We will not see Thorsen break down and come clean. This is exactly why the US DOJ wants Thorsen.

Media Scholar

All the sources of error identified in the study distort it in the same direction: obscuring the role of the MMR vaccine and exonerating it from any suspicion that it may cause autism. This strongly indicates deliberate fraud. The reason is not hard to guess. Most of the authors of the report are medical doctors and it is safe to assume that they are - or have been - ardent pro-vaccinators. By now they should be well aware of the many scientific studies of the injuries caused by vaccines. They will know that there is now an autism epidemic, that only the vaccinated are affected and that autism always occurs after vaccination and not before. In other words the authors of this report are people with blood on their hands, who fear the retribution of parents, whose children they have killed, mutilated and rendered autistic. People who are prepared to kill and injure helpless children for money will hardly hesitate to lie and cheat if it will keep them out of jail and enable them to avoid paying compensation to their victims. This report is a desperate and despicable attempt by child abusers to remove the noose that is tightening around their necks. Their report (and this one) belongs in the hands of the prosecutor.

Media Scholar

With the "indictment" of Poul Thorsen, the US DOJ is actually attempting to commit their own form of public fraud. They are providing erroneous information to deliberately miss-lead the public about Thorsen's role in the CDC anti-litigation bloc of Autism research.

It appears the US DOJ is vigorously attempting to un-link Thorsen from CDC in futile effort to protect the NON-CONTEMPORANEOUSLY research it uses to defend the vaccine manufacturing drug companies in vaccine court.

Poul Thorsen is flying monkey, but where's the roost?

ITEM: This is dated 2003

Our good friend Alan Rees sent Thorsen ([email protected]) a piece of his mind.

ITEM: This is dated 2001

Note Thorsen ([email protected]) is directly on CDC server.

ITEM: This December 1 - 2, 1998 call-in list provides clear directory information: (Scroll down and click "Conference Participant List"

Poul Thorsen, MD, PhD

Developmental Disabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Hwy, MS F-15

Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

Telephone: 770- 488-4426

Fax: 770- 488-7361

Email: [email protected]

This proves CDC-Atlanta has had Thorsen on their e-mail server as early as 1998. Are you on their server? How can average Americans figure this out and the US DOJ, the same DOJ that represents vaccine manufacturing drug companies in vaccine court, can't?

From Druid Hills past Vedado Way and all the way to Fairfield, the connecting dots between this combination are hiding in plain sight of the law.

Tim Kasemodel

From an AoA 4-16-11 article:

"If you can't trust the integrity of the researcher, you can't trust the research," Dr. Max Wiznitzer told a standing- room only crowd in Marietta College's McDonough Center auditorium Monday night."

Enough said. So lets go after all Thorsen's Denmark studies.

Angus Files

.I wonder if the BMJ shall have the grace to report Thorsen.The "Godlee" said this about Dr Wakefield on the basis of Brian Deer`s lies..

" According to Fiona Godlee, the journal's editor-in-chief, "It's one thing to have a bad study... In this case we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data."

Now one would assume they would get right in and condem the studies done by Thorsen?

Silly me ,were boring as we don`t have the power and monies..

Angus Files


Anyone know if ANY research/info/ANYTHING from this scumbag was ever used as any sort of "evidence" in any if the Vaccine court cases? Omnibus cases? Recent Supreme Court case(s)?

Anyone have any of the decisions easily available to run a quick search for "Denmark" or "Thorsen" or ETC?

Wonder what kind of recourse/etc can/will be available....ARRGGH!

Melissa T.

It is ONLY "Freedom of the Press" for those who are actually PAYING the press! runs the WORLD. Entities continue to get rich off of the ills of those who are chronically ill!


Has the CDC managed to embargo this information? Or is there a gag order in place? The only mainstream news media to give this any coverage seems to be USA Today.

In hunting around, I found some information that the FDA can embargo whatever info they want:

Whatever happened to "Freedom of the Press?"


So it is all Thorsen?
CDC played no part in this?


I notice none of the ND losers are blogging about this. How about Dr. Chew? She blogs daily about either making excuses for destructive behavior from her son or how wonderful vaccines are, yet notice Chew and her minions look the other way regarding this criminal. To sum up, the ND bloggers are complete hypocrites.

Bob Moffitt

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said of the case, “Grant money for disease research is a precious commodity. When grant funds are stolen, we lose not only the money, but also the opportunity to better understand and cure debilitating diseases."

Wouldn't it be an even greater crime if the "precious grant monies for disease research" were deliberately used by CDC officials to produce a study they desperately needed to disprove any link between vaccines and autism?

Where is WEAKILEAKS when you need them?

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