Microbiome player uBiome puts founders on leave, interim CEO promises to assist in federal probe
When Joe Jimenez signed on to the board at uBiome last fall, the newly ex-Novartis chief was clearly hoping to put the controversy over his relationship with President Trump’s personal attorney — Michael Cohen — behind him and start a new chapter in his storied career.
Instead, he’s found himself involved in a fresh scandal involving an FBI investigation into uBiome’s billing practices. Today, the company’s founders who recruited Jimenez, Jessica Richman and Zac Apte, have been placed on leave while general counsel John Rakow steps up as interim CEO in charge of an internal investigation.
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