Convicted Georgia Abortionist Has Interesting Landlord: Wife of the U.S. Attorney General

Georgia-based abortionist Tyrone Cecil Malloy is headed for prison. A judge sentenced Malloy to four years in prison and six years probation on two counts of Medicaid fraud. The judge will hold a restitution hearing at a later date to determine the exact amount of restitution Dr. Malloy will be ordered to pay the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Steven Ertelt of Lifenews.com insists this conviction has a national-media angle: Malloy’s abortion clinic sits in a building owned by Dr. Sharon Malone, the obstetrician and wife of Attorney General Eric Holder, or "The First Lady of Justice," as they call her at Essence magazine. If John Ashcroft's wife owned a building with say, a crisis pregnancy center in it, trying to urge women not to have abortions, would  that be evaded by the liberal media? After a criminal conviction?

Tyrone Malloy and his abortion facility office manager were arrested, according to a spokesman for the office of the Georgia Attorney General. Malloy and office manager CathyAnn Warner reportedly took in more than $380,000 in payments for pre-abortion ultrasounds Malloy never did and abortions that did not qualify for reimbursement under Medicaid...

Federal rules allow for Medicaid funding for abortions only if they are done in the very rare cases such as saving the life of the mother or rape or incest.

Holder has ties to Malloy and that may help explain why Holder has failed to prosecute abortion practitioners who run afoul of federal laws and why he has been eager to prosecute pro-life advocates who protest outside of abortion centers.  Holder’s wife and sister-in-law co-own, through a family trust, the building where Malloy operated.

Fulton County tax records show Holder’s wife and sister-in-law own the building, located at 6210 Old National Highway, College Park, Ga. A statement from the Georgia Department of Law shows the building was home to Old National Gynecology, the practice of abortion practitioner Tyrone Cecil Malloy. A Human Events report from 2012 shows Holder failed to disclose his wife’s ownership of the building. The attorney general’s financial disclosure reports for 2008 through 2011 show Holder neglected to report his wife’s co-ownership.

This abortion clinic is hardly a model of transparency, Ertelt noted: "WSB-TV sent a reporter to the abortion facility for an on-camera interview but no one answered the door, even though employees peered through blinds at the reporters. An hour later, employees at the abortion facility appeared to get in their vehicles and left the premises."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis