John Dalli, the European Union's health commission, resigned his post earlier this week after a fraud investigation, the Nature News Blog reports. An inquiry by the EU anti-fraud office, called OLAF, found that a Maltese businessman tried to use his contacts with Dalli to influence tobacco regulation for financial gain, the BBC adds.

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