NEXT UP: Dr. Jeffrey Wigand

January 27, 2005 1:23 pm by Gene Borio

Testimony of Jeffrey Wigand, Ph.D.

“The Insider” will be cross examined by B&W Attorney David Bernick on Monday.

From the DOJ witness list:

Wigand, Jeffrey Ph.D.

US Fact Witness

Dr. Jeffrey Wigand has an M.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in endocrinology and biochemistry from the University of Buffalo. In 1989 he was recruited by Brown, Williamson to become Vice President of Research, Development. Despite promises before he was hired that he would be given the opportunity to direct research to develop a less hazardous cigarette product, Dr. Wigand was never permitted to pursue that research. Throughout his tenure at Brown, Williamson, Dr. Wigand frequently butted heads with Brown, Williamson’s Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Sandefur, over the issues of less hazardous research and Mr. Sandefur’s orders that scientific documents from other BAT group companies not be shared with Dr. Wigand and the other American scientists. Mr. Sandefur fired Dr. Wigand in 1993.

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