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By Michael J. Norton, ADF Senior Counsel

July 13, 2012 (AllianceDefendingFreedom) Case: United States and the State of Iowa ex rel. Susan Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc.

Sue Thayer, a 17-year employee of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc., alleges in a qui tam “whistleblower” law suit unsealed in Iowa Federal Court on July 5, 2012, that Planned Parenthood committed Medicaid fraud from 2002-2009 by filing nearly half a million false claims with Medicaid from which Planned Parenthood received and retained nearly $28,000,000. During her employment with Planned Parenthood, Thayer was a clinic director in Planned Parenthood’s Storm Lake, IA, clinic and Planned Parenthood’s LeMars, IA clinic.

If Thayer prevails, Planned Parenthood could be ordered to pay the United States and Iowa as much as $5,500,000,000 in False Claims Act damages and penalties. More…