According to wikipedia, Lester Crawford was a FDA deputy commissioner since Feb. 25, 2002. It was for 2 months in 2005 he was "Commissioner of Food and Drugs"
He resigned and plead guilty to conflict of interest and false reporting, serving 3 years probation and paying a fine.
Ok. What Marnica said is still not true. She said that he was the FDA Commissioner who approved Vioxx. Even if he started at the FDA in 2002, he did not approve drugs as a deputy commissioner, and Vioxx was approved in 1999.
Not that I'm defending Crawford. Clearly NOT a paragon of virtue.