Idaho AG Calls Out Health Freedom Defense Fund for Lying to Court!
Guest post by Marty Watters
A pitched legal battle over more than a half million dollars of donor funds between U.S. Freedom Flyers (USFF) and the Health Freedom Defense Fund (HFDF) previously covered by The Gateway Pundit has taken a new and unexpected turn.
After USFF successfully petitioned to transfer the case to Federal Court, Idaho Attorney General Raul Labrador’s office sent a letter to federal Judge Amanda Brailsford informing her that HFDF president Leslie Manookian and her attorneys not only “misrepresented” key facts to the Idaho court, they refused to correct the record even after they were told to do so.
Specifically, HFDF stated in court filings that the Idaho Attorney General’s office “affirmed the appropriateness of HFDF’s retaining” the funds in dispute even though that in fact did not happen, the letter to the judge stated. “The Attorney General’s office did not affirm the appropriateness of HFDF retaining the charitable assets at issue in this case,” wrote Deputy Attorney General Stephanie Guyon.
When the misrepresentation was pointed out, “HFDF’s counsel declined to file an amended complaint or otherwise correct the inaccurate statement,” according to Guyon. Hence the highly unusual warning to the federal judge assigned to the case.
The AG’s office also said that it reserved “the right to be heard” if HFDF attempted to modify the contract USFF signed with HFDF by diverting more than $500,000 raised on behalf of USFF.