Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?

The backstory, from LifeNews.com, March 12:

Former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director Abby Johnson has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the abortion business claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and covered up its actions….

The formerly sealed federal “whistleblower” suit… was made public [March 9] and was filed in 2009 by the Alliance Defense Fund on behalf of Johnson….

The suit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program for products and services not reimbursable by that program.

Johnson was the third former PP employee to file fraud charges, joining Victor Gonzalez, who filed a complaint against Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California in 2008, and Karen Reynolds, who filed a complaint last year against the same affiliate as Johnson, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

Since Johnson’s story broke last week, five former Planned Parenthood employees have contacted her to say they realized after reading details of her lawsuit that they, too, may have unknowingly been involved in defrauding the government.

These were lower level staffers who merely followed instructions when completing paperwork. One worked at a PP in California, and the other four worked in new states other than California or Texas.

When we spoke by phone yesterday, Johnson told me she put the former employees in touch with ADF for follow-up.

The growing body of evidence should help fuel the ongoing congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood as well as aid officials in various states in knowing what to look for when reevaluating past years’ Planned Parenthood invoices. While PP affiliates allegedly involved in fraud my stop, they cannot retract paperwork already submitted for which they have been paid and for which they are liable.

Planned Parenthood employees may be peronally liable

Along with the affiliate and parent organization, PP employees involved in committing fraud may also be personally liable, depending on the level of fraud committed and how much requisite knowledge they had.

I spoke with ADF attorney Mike Norton today about personal liability.

“Current or former employees who have information about potential fraud should speak with an attorney for guidance,” said Norton. “I would be happy to talk to anyone who thinks they have knowledge about fraud committed by Planned Parenthood. I want to make sure they are protected as whistleblowers and help reveal the crime rather than become a bullseye of the investigation.”

Contact Norton at 480-388-8163.

12 thoughts on “Massive, systemic Planned Parenthood fraud on brink of exposure?”

  1. Such stunning news. People who kill unborn children will stoop to financial improprieties? Whodathunkit? 

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  2. Al Capone went down on tax evasion.  As rasqual pointed out, financial improprieties are far from morally equivalent, but they can still be critical errors.

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  3. With this news breaking the Texas state police had better send some extra patrols by the parks and keep a watch out for the Planned Parenthood CEO.

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  4. Improprieties in a whore house.

    I am sure this is an isolated instance and is no way indicative of all pp whore houses.

    [I use the term ‘whore’ advisedly and in a gender neutral fashion.]

    NOT

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  5. Stanek has the highest caliber pro-choice opposition in the world. How do I know this? They may approve of the slaughter of unborn children, but they don’t rise to the impossible task of defending their preferred angel of death in this thread within the first 20 hours.

    Surely there’s at least one pro-choicer on hand with the temerity to try… 

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  6. They have been caught with so much bad stuff on them.  Some day they’ll be caught.  I’m glad I’m a momma to one and having another one.

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  7. “Since Johnson’s story broke last week, five former Planned Parenthood employees have contacted her to say they realized after reading details of her lawsuit that they, too, may have unknowingly been involved in defrauding the government.”
     
    And in this we find a crucial point to keep in mind; many (perhaps most?) of the people working in the abortion industry have been immensely misled.  Shown the truth, some of them, at the very least, voluntarily leave, while others go further and actively fight against the injustice.
     
    We must be thankful for both and not assume that any one person in the industry would not fall into one of those two categories … unless of course he or she has clearly indicated otherwise, intentionally or not.
     
    I look forward to watching Planned Parenthood sink in its own filth, but at the same time, I hope there aren’t many people going down with it.

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