Holder of Information

There are several pieces of information being held — and not disclosed — by most news services. In other cases, the news appeared and then was rushed off the stage as too big to ignore but too embarrassing to talk about.

The Abortion of News

There was a conviction of an abortion clinic operation for Medicare fraud and other offenses. The clinic’s building is co-owned by a gynecologist … who happens to be the “First Lady of Justice,” the wife of Attorney General Eric Holder. She was not charged — but unquestionably, as the landlord of the operation, she and her husband (and sister) received proceeds from the operation’s fraud. Had she been a Republican, this connection would be in the news night and day. But being an abortion clinic, it’s a darling of the Left, and being a close connection to Left-anointed figures, means that this is not a news item. When Tyrone Cecil Malloy’s conviction is mentioned locally, the clinic’s landlords are not mentioned.

The Off-Label Privilege

But the link is there — and is especially interesting considering that the convicted man and the landlord are both in the same medical specialty. The clinic’s website has been largely scrubbed, but in the archived backup they talked about their controversial procedures … and mentioned that they have special privileges:

We are fortunate at Old National Gyn, in that our medical director was one of the Principal Investigators who did the early clinical trials that allowed the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), to make this pill available as an alternative to surgical abortions in the early first trimester. He has vast experience with the variations in which this drug may be administered and in the success of these regimens.

Even though we have substantial evidence that the various methods of administering this pill are safe and effective, the FDA has approved only one regimen for administration in the US. While some clinics and private offices may use the FDA approved method, our medical directors experience and direct involvement in the clinical trials, allows us to use an “off label” regimen which is both safe and effective. (Emphasis added.)

I looked into this a bit. Dr. Malloy does not seem to have any peer-reviewed publications. He is listed as a principle investigator, with a bunch of others including Planned Parenthood clinics, in this document, back when he was part of the Feminist Women’s Health Center:

 Volume 338 Number 18  1247
APPENDIX
The participating principal investigators and their associated centers are
listed below (at the investigator’s request, Planned Parenthood of Greater
Boston is listed by center only):
P. Blumenthal, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore; L. Borgatta, Planned Parenthood of Westchester and Rockland, White Plains, N.Y.; M.D. Creinin, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh; C.L. Dean, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.; S. Haskell, Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, Des Moines; T.C. Malloy, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Atlanta; D.R. Mishell, Jr., University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles; M. Nichols and E. Newhall, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland; Planned Parenthood Clinic of Greater Boston, Boston; A.N. Poindexter, Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas, Houston; S.T. Poppema, Aurora Medical Services, Seattle; E. Rothenberg, Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey, Shrewsbury; K.L. Sheehan, Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties, San Diego, Calif.; L. Sogor, Preterm, Cleveland; J. Tyson, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Burlington, Vt.; P. Vargas, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Denver; and C. Westhoff, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

It is not clear to me how this “experience and direct involvement in clinical trials” qualifies him to “use an ‘off-label’ regimen” as if no other physician is allowed to do so. Over the years, that TC Malloy’s “experience” has included the deaths of his patients and other failings, for which he has been chastised by local health authorities. This wasn’t enough to get the Holders and Tucksons to separate themselves from him — and in fact, in wasn’t the Justice Department that prosecuted him for federal crimes, it was local Georgia authorities.

Failure to Disclose

There’s another crime here: Eric Holder and his wife failed to make the required disclosure of their ownership of these assets, for years, until it was brought to light a year and a half ago. That is a felony — but was “papered over” as they say. His sister-in-law says that there is “no link” between them and the ownership of the clinic building, despite the records. Really? They moved it from their personal ownership to a family trust with themselves as trustees, and that means that they are no longer linked to it? Here’s the denial, and details:

Holder and his wife, Sharon Malone Holder, an obstetric and gynecological doctor at Foxhall OB/GYN in Washington, D.C., failed to respond to several requests for comment.

But reached by phone at her home in Minneapolis, Margie Malone Tuckson, Holder’s sister-in-law, said there’s no link at all — that Fulton County tax records showing the property belongs to her and Holder’s wife “are wrong.”

“I don’t own this property and my sister does not own this property. We are not technically on this deed,” Malone Tuckson said.

However, public documents reviewed by Watchdog.org show that the family transferred ownership to a family trust in 2009, eight months after President Barack Obama’s inauguration. But even the new deed directly names Holder’s wife and sister-in-law as trustees. After inquiries by Watchdog reporters, Tuckson contacted the Fulton County Assessor’s office and asked them to change tax records to reflect the “new” ownership.

That update, according to the records here, took place in August 2009, several months after Eric Holder took office. It was required to be disclosed — and even the moving of the ownership (through a simple quitclaim) to a family trust does not relieve him of that responsibility. He makes money, or technically the family trust does, from the abortion clinic. Some of that money came from fraud perpetrated on the US government, as the conviction now shows. And the investigation and conviction was not driven by the Justice Department, we learn, unlike various pro-life prosecutions. One commenter noted the discrepancy and the conflict of interest:

In addition to his 2011 indictment, Malloy received reprimands from the state in the death of a baby in 1999 and in the death of a patient after a botched abortion in 2008, Watchdog reported.

Catherine Davis of the National Black Prolife Coalition told Watchdog, “There is a clear conflict of interest when the man charged with pursuing those that abuse the system is also one who is engaged in some way with the business.”

The efforts by the Justice Department to prosecute pro-lifers who seek to counsel abortion-minded women outside clinics have failed in every case he is aware of, said Troy Newman, president of the activist Operation Rescue organization.

“It looks to me like the attorney general and his wife are in business with the abortion industry, which makes a lot of sense and helps explain why [Holder’s Justice Department] is prosecuting pro-lifers and losing the cases around the country,” Newman said, according to Watchdog.

“I don’t think it’s a surprise to anybody that Holder and the Obama administration are extremely biased against pro-life people and in favor of the pro-abortion crowd,” he said.

Family Connections

There are more interesting connections here. Eric Holder’s wife Dr. Sharon Malone Holder owns the building through the trust with her sister — but she had more than one sister. Another one was rather famous: She was one of the first two children who registered for school during the forced integration crisis brought about by Democrat governors in the old South:

Vivian Juanita Malone Jones (July 15, 1942, in Mobile, Alabama – October 13, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an African-American woman, one of the first two African Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama in 1963 and the university’s first African American graduate. She was made famous when Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked them from enrolling at the all-white university.

That sister passed away a few years ago, and her husband, Dr. Mack Jones, was apparently an earlier owner of the building. It is another sister who is the co-owner of the building now with Holder’s wife, through the trust. And there is one more item of interest — the owner-sister, Margie Malone Tuckson, is married to someone a bit famous as well:

On July 6, 2008, during an interview with Fox News, a microphone picked up Jackson whispering to fellow guest Dr. Reed Tuckson:[63] “See, Barack’s been, ahh, talking down to black people on this faith-based… I want to cut his nuts off.”[64] Jackson was expressing his disappointment in Obama’s Father’s Day speech chastisement of black fathers.[65] Subsequent to his Fox News interview, Jackson apologized and reiterated his support for Obama.[64]

The Attorney General, the Commissioner of Health, and their Abortion Clinic Building

Who is Dr. Reed Tuckson, husband to Margie Malone Tuckson? He was until recently the Commissioner of Health for the District of Columbia, and is very active in the medical world with an impressive resume:

Reed Tuckson, MD, is managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes.  He recently retired as executive vice president and chief of medical affairs at UnitedHealth Group. As the senior clinician of UnitedHealth Group, Tuckson was responsible for working with the company’s diverse business units to improve the quality and efficiency of the health services it provides to its 75 million members worldwide. Prior to that, Tuckson’s career includes leadership positions as Senior Vice President for Professional Standards of the American Medical Association (AMA); President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles; Senior Vice President for Programs of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; and the Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia.  Tuckson is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs.

So we have, as the two families owning the Medicare fraud abortion clinic building, the former Commissioner of Public Health and the current Attorney General of the US. Odd, isn’t it?

But not so odd as to interest the mainstream media.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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