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Orange County, CA – On Friday, two sister companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the Orange County prosecutor for illegally selling baby body parts supplied by Planned Parenthood to pharmaceutical companies and schools across America and at least 10 countries for millions of dollars in profit. The companies avoided a court ruling by settling out of court. The companies, whose owners who are part of an Ecuadoran family convicted of bank fraud amounting to more than $600 million dollars, were forced to pay $7.785 million, turn over more than $10,000 in laboratory equipment and storage containers, and pay $195,000 in civil penalties. Both companies must cease doing business in California. These companies created catalogues of baby body parts and even ran “specials” to sell to pharmaceutical companies and universities.
“The lawsuit by the Orange County prosecutor began with the report generated by the House Select Committee investigating Planned Parenthood,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Now that the Department of Justice has picked up the investigation of Planned Parenthood, it is time for the source that trafficked in baby body parts to also face justice. These despicable acts by these companies and their owners underscores why our client Sandra “Susan” Merritt should be applauded for revealing the seedy underbelly of Planned Parenthood,” said Staver.
For Merritt’s undercover work, Planned Parenthood attempted to intimidate Liberty Counsel’s client with a retaliatory $16 million suit, and the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a 15-count criminal complaint that is unprecedented in the history of the state. Liberty Counsel is defending Merritt in both cases.
DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences are owned by Andres Isaias, who is a part of an internationally known crime family. His uncles, Roberto Isaias and William Isaias, were convicted and sentenced in Ecuador for driving their bank into the ground and then using false documents to get a government bailout. Their fraud cost the country $661.5 million dollars and more than $200 million in assets were not recovered. Andres’s father, Estefano Isaias, Sr. was also involved but not charged, according to Operation Rescue. However, rather than Roberto and William serving eight years in prison, the extended family made $320,000 in political donations between 2010-2014. The vast majority of which went to Democrat candidates, including $90,000 to President Obama’s re-election campaign. They sought asylum in America with their extended families, and their immigration received expedited treatment from the Hillary Clinton-led State Department. Hillary Clinton’s State Department actively fought Ecuador’s requests to deport the brothers, according to The New York Times. Up to now, many extended family members were involved in these companies. Andres’ father and brother managed the financial aspect of both companies and Andres’ cousin, the son of Roberto Isaias, and additional family members were also involved.
The Orange County complaint alleges Estefano Isaias Jr received profits from the sale of baby body parts. He is also CEO of an online porn business.
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