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Frederic S (Fred) Newman
(Frederic (no k))
For many years Fred Newman was a senior Philip Morris in-house lawyer who was in the thick of almost all the disinformation campaigns and industry scams.
Also, in association with his brother Lloyd (Larry), he ran a scientific research-administrative company under the name Newman Partnership Ltd. This company did the actual contracting work when Philip Morris needed some dubious external research. It provided a cut-out service, which kept actual PM executives at arms-length.
Later there was some scandal — and Fred resigned abruptly in October or November 1990. His brother returned to North Carolina to run a PR firm, and Philip Morris transfered the work of handling their dubious science projects over to APCO, which was then owned and controlled by Arnold & Porter.