Atlanta Abortionist Indicted by Grand Jury

December 21, 2011

Atlanta Abortionist Indicted by Grand Jury

“The indictment of abortion practitioner Dr. Tyrone Malloy and his former office manager on alleged Medicaid fraud is another tragic example of why elective abortion should be totally banned,” said Dan Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life.

“Not only is the practice of abortion a crime against the unborn, it opens the door to the potential abuse of taxpayer funds,” Becker said.  “The law is clear that federal funds can’t be used for all types of abortions, but there will always be those who find a way around the prohibition,” he said.

“I commend Attorney General Samuel Olens for his courage in exposing what appears to be a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars,” Becker added.

Monday’s arrest is not Dr. Malloy’s first legal problem. In 1999, a patient in his clinic lost a baby shortly after birth.  The Composite State Board of Medical Examiners determined that the woman had not received proper treatment.

Dr. Malloy was publicly reprimanded, ordered to receive additional training and fined $5,000.

And in 2008, he received another public reprimand, ordered to receive even more training and fined $10,000 after one of his patients died shortly after a botched abortion.

Georgia Right to Life promotes “Personhood,” the respect and legal protection for all human life from its earliest biological beginning through natural death. 


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Monday, December 19, 2011

DeKalb County Physician Indicted for Using Medicaid Funds to Perform Abortions

A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Tyrone Cecil Malloy, MD, and his former office manager CathyAnn Edwards Warner on December 8, 2011, on two counts of Medicaid Fraud, O.C.G.A. 49-4-146.1(b)(2).  Malloy owns and operates Old National Gynecology, a medical practice devoted to the performance of abortions.

The indictment alleges that Malloy and Edwards accepted medical assistance payments for medical office visits associated with the performance of elective abortions and for ultrasound services which were never performed.   Federal funds may not be used to pay for abortions and services associated with abortions, except in instances where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest or under circumstances in which continuation of the pregnancy would endanger the life of the mother. 

Medicaid Fraud is punishable by one to ten years in prison and a fine of $10,000.00.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Nancy Allstrom is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia.   The case was investigated by Investigator Shakethia Morgan, Investigative Auditor Cliff Finney, Nurse Investigator Beth Ann Teague and Criminal Analyst Tish Murray, all of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). Criminal Analyst Carmen Staley and Investigator Bill Bruce of the MFCU and Nurse Analyst Wylene Moore of the Georgia Department of Community Health assisted with the investigation.