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Researcher into chronic fatigue syndrome is released on bail

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 25 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7683
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Judy Mikovits, the researcher who controversially linked chronic fatigue syndrome with a mouse retrovirus, has been released from jail in California on $100 000 (£64 400; €74 8000) bail after being charged over the disappearance of a laptop and notebooks from the laboratory where she worked.

Police in Reno, Nevada, where she was research director at the Whittemore-Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease (WPI), are seeking to extradite her on felony charges of “possession of stolen property” and “unlawful taking of computer data, equipment, supplies or other computer-related property.” She was arrested and jailed by police in Ventura County, California, …

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