Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lawsuits allege Planned Parenthood ripped off taxpayers for more than $180 million, fired whistleblower

"Extensive, organized fraud"

A former executive of Planned Parenthood-Los Angeles has filed a federal whistleblower's lawsuit against all nine Planned Parenthood affiliates in California. The suit alleges the affiliates knowingly engaged in a criminal plot to fleece state and federal taxpayers out of more than $180 million over the course of at least six years.

Victor Gonzalez, former vice-president for finance and administration of Planned Parenthood-Los Angeles, secretly filed the lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in 2005. The suit was unsealed earlier this week following a prolonged review by the U.S. attorney's office. Gonzalez worked for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles from Dec. 9, 2002 until he was abruptly fired on March 9, 2004.

Read this story here: California Catholic Daily