Pro-Gingrich group hits Romney on Medicare fraud

AP News
Posted: Jan 26, 2012 7:34 PM
Pro-Gingrich group hits Romney on Medicare fraud

A political action committee backing Newt Gingrich is opening up a new line of attack against Mitt Romney, questioning his connection to a company that paid a multimillion-dollar fine for Medicare fraud.

Winning Our Future released a clip on Thursday of a seven-minute online documentary they plan to unveil on Friday labeled "blood money." It takes aim at the acquisition by Romney's private equity firm, Bain Capital, of the medical testing company Damon Corp.

The company was reportedly fined more than $35 million and eventually went bankrupt.

The clip features an exchange from Monday's debate in which Romney says he never did business with the government.

The PAC's biggest contributor is a Las Vegas casino magnate whose family has given more than $10 million.