CDC director resigns in wake of report she bought shares in tobacco company

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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns As CDC Director

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday in the wake of a report that she traded stock in a tobacco company after taking her position.

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Politico reported Tuesday that CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald bought shares in a tobacco company one month into her role.