That case went to court and there was a $38 million dollar judgment decided in 2011.
But the clinic has only paid $100,000 of that settlement. Pendergraft said the raid is the result of that.
Pendergraft said the agents were taking whatever they could to help settle the suit after collections agents could not get money from them. He said the assets were not his, but rather in a trust.
"The sheriff department is following the orders of the judge that had this done on Monday, but what makes this illegal is that it's not mine or that of Orlando Women's Center," said Pendergraft.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Authorities raid Florida abortion clinic
Authorities in Orlando, Florida have raided one of James Pendergraft's abortion clinics and removed various items. The reason for the raid was apparently an attempt to partially settle a $38 million lawsuit Pendergraft lost and know owes a former patient. Pendergraft is upset because he attempted to hide his money and assets via a trust.