The 'first lady of justice' and the convicted abortion Medicaid fraudster

Dr. Sharon Malone may not be a household name to you, but Essence Magazine has bestowed upon her the title of  "The First Lady of Justice," because she is the wife of Attorney General Eric Holder. And it turns out that she is also a landlord, and has rented quarters to a Georgia abortionist just convicted of Medicaid fraud and headed to prison. Tim Graham of Newsbusters:

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 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

You hadn’t heard about this? The national media doesn’t think it very interesting.

And Holder’s family appear to have gone out of their way to obscure their ties to this abortionist. Troy Anderson and Will Swaim of Human Events explain:

Documents obtained by Watchdog show that Holder’s wife and sister-in-law co-own, through a family trust, the building where Malloy operated. A Georgia grand jury indicted Malloy on Medicaid fraud charges in 2011. A state medical board twice reprimanded the doctor.

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 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.

So, to recap: the family of the chief law enforcement officer of the United States moved quickly to obscure their ownership of a property used to house an abortion clinic that shortly afterward became entangled in a prosecution for defrauding Medicaid. That very same attorney general is charged with enforcing federal laws (note that it was the Great State of Georgia not the feds who brought this case) regulating abortion and the use of federal funds for same.

Ho hum, nothing to see here. Move along.

As Tim Graham reminds us, imagine if John Ashcroft’s wife had owned a building used by someone convicted of defrauding Medicaid.

Hat tip: Olivia C. Smith