Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, has not been arrested for fraud, contrary to a report by a website that has a history of publishing false information.
The alleged report (archived version here ), claims the executive was arrested by the FBI “in the affluent suburb of Scarsdale, New York” on the morning of Nov. 5 and “charged with multiple counts of fraud.”
It was published by The Conservative Beaver, which describes itself as a Canadian conservative news site ( here )
Reuters previously debunked stories by this website that made similar unsubstantiated claims about Barack Obama, Pope Francis and George Soros ( here , here , here ). Fact checkers at the AFP and USATODAY have also tackled other fake arrest reports by the website ( here, here ).
“I can confirm that is a false claim,” Keanna Ghazvini, Pfizer’s Senior Associate of Global Media Relations, told Reuters via email.
False. Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer, has not been arrested or charged with fraud.
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