EU prosecutors to probe Pfizer over controversial vaccine case

According to online media, the EU’s Public Prosecutor’s Office has taken over the investigation of the contact between the top EU official and the Pfizer CEO regarding vaccine purchases.
The controversial correspondence between Pfizer boss Albert Bourla (left) and EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (right) is now allegedly being investigated for "destruction of SMS, corruption and conflict of interest." (ARCHIVE) | Photo: John Thys/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
The controversial correspondence between Pfizer boss Albert Bourla (left) and EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (right) is now allegedly being investigated for "destruction of SMS, corruption and conflict of interest." (ARCHIVE) | Photo: John Thys/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

BRUSSELS - The investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing in connection with contracts between Pfizer’s CEO, Albert Bourla, and the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has now ended up as an investigation by a prosecutor specializing in international corruption and crime.

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