ORLANDO, Fla. -- Operation Rescue has released a special investigative report based on newly obtained court records and other documentation that leads us to believe that James S. Pendergraft is using deception and possibly fraud to avoid paying a multi-million dollar judgment.
Court records obtained by Operation Rescue allege that Florida abortionist James Scott Pendergraft, IV has laundered assets to keep them from a family that won a malpractice judgment against him and his abortion business totaling nearly $37 million, $11,800,000 for which he is personally responsible.
"This document, along with our own research, has led us to believe that Pendergraft is still controlling and profiting from his old abortion businesses even though on paper it appears he divested himself from them," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
The malpractice judgment is the result of a 2011 case filed in by a woman known as C.H. over a traumatic, Gosnell-like late-term abortion attempt at the Orlando Women's Center in 2001, in which her baby daughter survived, but suffered several serious disabilities.
Even though Pendergraft is not allowed to have business dealings with the abortion businesses or any other medical business, he has been frequently seen at one abortion facility in Ft. Lauderdale and now is connected to a Green Relief medicinal marijuana business.
Workers from the Center of Orlando for Women abortion facility are reporting to work in t-shirts advertising the supposedly unaffiliated medicinal marijuana business. The connection between these businesses is Pendergraft.
It appears that Pendergraft is continuing to control and profit secretly from both the marijuana and abortion cash businesses. This is done in such a way as to keep any assets from being seized to pay the massive judgment against him.
"They say a leopard can't change his spots, and Pendergraft's shady dealings certainly show he has been unwilling to amend his ways even while suffering increasingly bad consequences from his poor decisions," said Newman. "I hope that the mom and daughter hurt by a failed abortion can finally collect on their judgment, and that Pendergraft will once again be held accountable in a court of law."
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