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Texas Planned Parenthood CEO named in Medicaid fraud complaint announces his retirement

It’s a coincidence, right?

After 26 years as CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Peter Durkin has announced he will retire in April 2012.

The timing works out well for Durkin to avoid publicly having to deal with a complaint filed by former PPGC employee Karen Reynolds alleging massive Medicaid fraud.

Reynolds lodged her complaint in July 2009, but it was under seal until this past March and is only just starting to get traction. On October 18 Judge Ron Clark denied PPGC’s request to stop the discovery process, which is now underway according to American Center for Law and Justice attorney Frank Manion, with whom I spoke.

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Breaking: Whistleblower alleges Texas Planned Parenthood committed massive Medicaid fraud

A former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has filed a whistleblower’s complaint with both the Texas and United States Attorneys General alleging her management engaged in massive Medicaid fraud.

Karen Reynolds, who worked as a “health care assistant” from 1999 to 2009 at the Lufkin, Texas, branch of the affiliate formerly known as Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, has submitted company memos and emails to support her charge that PPGC has engaged in a systemwide scheme to bilk Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program of tens of millions of dollars over the course of at least a decade.

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