“Roundup suit lawyer accused of $200 million extortion plot”

“Law enforcement officials have arrested a Virginia lawyer involved in litigation over the health risks of Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer product, with prosecutors accusing him of trying to extort an unnamed company into a $200 million consulting fee with his legal firm.” The lawyer in question represented a former school groundskeeper who won a $289 million lawsuit against Monsanto last year, despite grave scientific doubts about whether glyphosate causes the harms alleged [Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, earlier on these cases] Related: U.S. Department of Justice release; Alex Berezow, American Council on Science and Health.

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