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S Thomas Golojuch
Golojuch was the Managing Consultant of the Weinberg Group, Inc. which did scientific recruiting for the tobacco, pharmacuetical and chemical industries — both legitimate recruiting of laboratory scientists, and also the identification of potential WhiteCoats (underground), witnesses (above ground) and general consultants for the tobacco industry.
They also organized conferences and set up the speaker's lists — without necessarily informing those involved as to the source of the funds, or the likely focus of the PR output.
PRELIMINARY MATERIAL ONLY
1999 March 11: He is recruiting a number of scientist through the Weinberg Group [notorious scientific recruitment company] as primary speakers for a Philip Morris Research Center (secret) conference. Obviously Philip Morris do not want their involvement to be known. His Weinberg letter/contract spells out that:
The next phase of the proposed program involves identifying and recruiting : (1 ) an overall sponsor for a two-day meeting on evaluating proposed changes in cigarette design ; (2) a sponsoring institution and locale for the meeting...
Our first steps will involve attempting to recruit an overall sponsor and a sponsoring institution for the meeting. Our primary target sponsor for the meeting is the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) , with direct participation in the meeting by Dr Gregory Connolly, Director of the Program. We will attempt to enlist the MTCP's participation through contacts with Dr Connolly.
Our primary target sponsoring institution is Harvard University; we will attempt to enlist Harvard through contacts with Dr John Graham at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis . We do not intend to recruit potential meeting participants, including an "opener" and "closer', until an appropriate sponsor and sponsoring institution are in place.
Currently, we anticipate proposing Louis Sullivan , Roger McClellan , Gilbert Omenn , and Gary Williams as potential "openers," and Neil Benowitz as a potential "closer." If we can obtain agreement from Dr Connolly on our proposed "closer" we will begin discussions with Dr Benowitz concerning his potential participation in the meeting. However, we will not begin to recruit other potential participants prior to discussions with you concerning proposed options and strategies.