AIDS Group Sues LA County Over Audit

Claims county is retaliating over whistle-blowing about how money is being spent


The AIDS Healthcare Foundation claims in court that Los Angeles County used a bogus audit to demand millions of dollars to retaliate for its blowing the whistle on the county's misuse of federal money, and for its support for a condom law for porn actors.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and its president Michael Weinstein sued Los Angeles County, its Department of Public Health, its Division of HIV and STD Programs and other officials, including County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina, in Federal Court.

The foundation claims the county retaliated against it for its demand for enforcement of the law requiring condoms on porn movies made in L.A. County, and for objecting to the county's alleged misuse of federal funding for HIV/AIDS patients.