by News Wire at 21st Century Wire
The corruption at Fauci’s NIH continues, this time with an incredible new revelation of an epic grift, perpetrated by scientists on the public payroll – collectively gifting themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in undeclared ‘royalty payments’ in the years between 2010-2020.
During the Covid pandemic, many critics speculated as to the size of Dr Anthony Fauci’s personal fortune, subsidized by the American taxpayer. It was first revealed that Fauci is the highest paid government employee in the US, taking home a basic salary of $417,608 (as of 2019, the last year federal salary data was available), even more than the President of the United States.
Fauci has a reported net worth of at least $10.5 million, although this number is significantly higher if you factor in his sizable business investment portfolio.
As if that weren’t enough, a new public disclosure request has revealed a substantial ‘off the books’ federal slush fund in excess of a quarter of a billion dollars, of which Fauci is one of the chief recipients.
This is how Washington really works.
Based on this disclosure, it’s all but certain that high-flying ‘public health’ heads like Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins act as functionaries for the transnational pharmaceutical industry, embedded in key positions of government in order to direct public funding towards certain drug and virus research projects which will net the largest profits for Pharma shareholders in the future. For example, there’s lots of free public money for research, development and clinic trials for Moderna’s mRNA gene-jab and problematic ‘treatments’ like Remdesivir, and nothing at all for clinic research on generic drugs like Ivermectin and Hydroxychlorquine. The huge ‘royalty’ kick-back payments received by Fauci and others are the bonus incentive which keeps this grift going, seemingly forever.
It’s too early to tell whether this story will develop into a broader scandal, but it is now self-evident how for decades, Fauci and other high-ranking ‘public health’ officials have been using their privileged government positions in order to funnel large amounts of money into their personal fortunes.
Mark Tapscott at Epoch Times reports…
An estimated $350 million in undisclosed royalties were paid to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and hundreds of its scientists, including the agency’s recently departed director, Dr. Francis Collins, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to a nonprofit government watchdog.
“We estimate that up to $350 million in royalties from third parties were paid to NIH scientists during the fiscal years between 2010 and 2020,”Open the Books CEO Adam Andrzejewski told reporters in a telephone news conference on May 9.
“We draw that conclusion because, in the first five years, there has been $134 million that we have been able to quantify of top-line numbers that flowed from third-party payers, meaning pharmaceutical companies or other payers, to NIH scientists.”
The first five years, from 2010 to 2014, constitute 40 percent of the total, he said.
“We now know that there are 1,675 scientists that received payments during that period, at least one payment. In fiscal year 2014, for instance, $36 million was paid out and that is on average $21,100 per scientist,” Andrzejewski said.
“We also find that during this period, leadership at NIH was involved in receiving third-party payments. For instance, Francis Collins, the immediate past director of NIH, received 14 payments. Dr. Anthony Fauci received 23 payments and his deputy, Clifford Lane, received eight payments.”
Collins resigned as NIH director in December 2021 after 12 years of leading the world’s largest public health agency. Fauci is the longtime head of NIH’s National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden. Lane is the deputy director of NIAID, under Fauci.
The top five NIH employees measured in terms of the number of royalty payments that they received while on the government payroll, according to a fact sheet published by Open the Books, include Robert Gallo, National Cancer Institute, 271 payments; Ira Pastan, National Cancer Institute, 250 payments; Mikulas Popovic, National Cancer Institute, 191 payments; Flossie Wong-Staal, National Cancer Institute, 190 payments; and Mangalasseril Sarngadharan, National Cancer Institute, 188 payments.
Only Pastan continues to be employed by NIH, according to Open the Books:…