Fake News: US Surgeon Found Dead Did NOT Expose Clinton Foundation Corruption In Haiti

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fake News: US Surgeon Found Dead Did NOT Expose Clinton Foundation Corruption In Haiti

Did Dr. Dean Lorich expose Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti and was he killed because of this? Although the doctor died in December 2017 and the conspiracy theory surrounding his death has already been debunked months ago the website Daily Presser decided to republish allegations again in April 2018.

An article appeared on The Daily Presser on April 25, 2018 titled "US Surgeon, Who Exposed Clinton Foundation Corruption In Haiti, Found Dead" (archived here) which opened:

Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic surgeon who volunteered in Haiti and exposed Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice on the island, has been found dead in New York. He was 54.

Dr. Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter on the bathroom floor of his tony Upper East Side apartment with a knife in his chest at around 1 pm on Monday.

The knife missed the surgeon's heart, leaving him to bleed out and be found by his daughter. Despite the fact police were called to the property regarding an "assault", they instantly registered the death as "suicide" and closed the case.

But the article was basically a repost of this YourNewsWire article which was already debunked by Snopes on December 14, 2017:

FACT CHECK: Did a Surgeon Who Exposed 'Clinton Foundation Corruption' in Haiti Die a Suspicious Death?

A U.S. surgeon who exposed "Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti" was found dead in his home under suspicious circumstances.

The domain name of the website dailypresser.com appears too have been owned by several different people over the years but in April 2016 the registration details were made private and it seems the site became part of a network of sites mainly reposting hyperpoliticized right-wing content.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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