Skip to comments.Abortionist tied to Eric Holder gets four years in prison for $386,000 Medicaid fraud
Posted on 03/24/2014 12:24:35 PM PDT by Morgana
COLLEGE PARK, GA, March 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) A Georgia abortionist linked to Attorney General Eric Holder has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding Medicaid of more than $386,000.
Tyrone Cecil Malloy rented the space where he housed his abortion facility from Eric Holders wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, an OB-GYN, and Margie Malone Tuckson of Minneapolis owned the building where Malloy opened his Old National Gynecology, located at 6210 Old National Highway in College Park. Dr. Tyrone Malloy Dr. Tyrone Malloy
On March 10, a jury convicted Malloy of two counts of Medicaid fraud.
Over the course of three years, Malloy charged the state Medicaid program $255,000 for ultrasounds that he never performed. He also charged $132,000 for abortion office consultations and procedures.
State law and the federal Hyde Amendment prohibit the use of Medicaid dollars for elective abortions.
Last Friday, DeKalb Superior Court Judge C. J. Becker sentenced Malloy to four years in prison for Medicaid fraud. Malloy must also serve six months probation and pay some restitution to the Georgia Department of Community Health. Judge Becker will determine the amount at a later hearing.
The ruling comes too late for a 23-year-old woman who died of a botched abortion at his facility in March 2008. The woman, who had anemia and a trait of sickle-cell, came to Malloy for an abortion at 25-weeks. She suffered a heart attack after the procedure, and emergency room surgeons found she had suffered a punctured uterus.
The young woman, identified only as S.M. in court documents, died shortly afterward.
In January 2009, the State Board of Medical Examiners reprimanded Malloy for his role in the death but allowed him to continue practicing.
In 2004, the State Board of Medical Examiners ruled that Malloy failed to conform to the minimum standard of acceptable and prevailing medial practice after a pregnant woman lost her child, because she was not given a c-section quickly enough.
The abortionist had tried to get the Medicaid fraud charges dismissed, telling the Georgia Supreme Court that the law was unconstitutionally vague, because it did not explicitly state that he could not charge for abortion-related services.
The state is using its vast police powers to harass, persecute, and undermine one of its citizens to further an obvious political agenda, Malloys lawyers claimed in their brief.
Presiding Justice Hugh Thompson said the laws were clear and their clarity was irrelevant when it came to charging for procedures Malloy never performed.
Malloy had sufficient notice of the prohibited conduct, he ruled.
An ordinary person can easily understand that knowingly taking money from Medicaid to which one is not entitled is prohibited conduct, he wrote. Further, appellants contention that the statute is unconstitutionally vague with respect to expenditures related to abortions because the manual is too vague on this subject is relevant to the issue of whether appellant knowingly made false claims, a question of fact which does not overcome the presumption that the statute is constitutional.
Catherine Davis, co-founder of the National Black Pro-life Coalition and the Restoration Project, called Malloy's arguments ludicrous, saying state officials were pursuing criminal charges that probably should have been brought 20 years ago.
"With Tyrone Malloy in jail, our tax dollars are no longer lining his pockets. In addition, pregnant women and their babies are protected from Malloy's corruption and his shoddy medical practices. We are grateful that this criminal is behind bars today where he belongs," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
And yet its John Mitchell who went to prison.
Total BS story. It was his tenant according to the article. Yes, I guess that makes him “tied” to Eric Holder. This type of accusation is what kills credibility and ultimately does more harm to a cause that supporting it - unless people are really so stupid as to fall for such BS.
I think the Justus Department should investigate, don't you?
Speaking of abortionists, when the Philadelphia Grand Jury issued its report and indictments involving Kermit Gosnell, they said that politics was involved.
When Republican Tom Ridge and Democrat Ed Rendell were both governor, the Gosnell clinic was not inspected by the state health department.
Health departments NEVER inspect abortion clinics!!! Tattoo parlors and nail salons yes but abortion mills? Never step foot in them.
Well for 16 years they didn’t inspect Gosnell’s clinic.
The GOPe affiliated Pro-Life group here touts the new Act 122 law in PA to require abortion clinic inspections and tighten regulation but I wonder if the law will ever be enforced consistently..............
“Tyrone Cecil Malloy rented the space where he housed his abortion facility from Eric Holders wife and sister-in-law. Dr. Sharon Malone Holder, an OB-GYN,
and Margie Malone Tuckson of Minneapolis owned the building where Malloy opened his Old National Gynecology, located at 6210 Old National Highway in College Park.
Okay, so they rented from his wife and sister in-law. Is that it?