Newt Gingrich's health care think tank files for bankruptcy
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The health care think tank created by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The Gingrich Group, also known as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy in federal court in Atlanta on Wednesday. According to court papers, the group has liabilities between $1 million and $10 million and assets of only about $100,000.
The bankruptcy filing marks an abrupt turn for the group, which raised millions just a few years ago to promote Gingrich's health care ideas.
Gingrich cut ties to the Center for Health Transformation and the Gingrich Group in May 2011 as he prepared his presidential run, said his attorney Stefan Passantino.
"It did exceptionally well under his leadership. What this shows is that he was integral to the operation and success of the operation," Passantino said. "It's not in any way a failure of leadership or management on his part. It just demonstrates how vital he was to the organization."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
newt gingrich, business
- School bus crash: Driver, 2 kids hospitalized
- Big-rig crash shuts down 210 Fwy, Gold Line
- Compton aerial surveillance provokes backlash
- Metro votes to keep ExpressLanes program
- Willowbrook gunman kills teen at apartment
- LAPD Mid-City station shooter dies of injuries
- Oxnard teacher arrested for child annoyance
- NorCal bus crash: Mother of student sues FedEx
- Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
- Ferry death toll at 175; families outraged
- abcnews: 'SOS' message saves marooned snorkelers
- Obama: Asia-Pacific trade deal not in danger
- Justin Bieber detained at LAX upon arrival
- OTRC: Beyonce on '100 Most Influential People' cover