Rep. Johnson demanding convicted pedophile’s government pension be stripped

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Dusty Johnson (R) and Montana Representative Greg Gianforte (R) are urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to hold convicted pedophile and former Indian Health Service (IHS) pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber fully accountable for his actions.

Both representatives are asking the HHS to revoke Weber’s government pension after an investigation reported the felon, convicted of child sexual abuse, was still receiving his pension.

“Over the past few years, the American public has been shocked and horrified to learn about the appalling crimes against children perpetrated by Stanley Patrick Weber during his lengthy tenure at IHS. Despite multiple concerns and allegations throughout his tenure at IHS hospitals in Montana and South Dakota, IHS and the Public Health Service (PHS) allowed Mr. Weber to continue treating young Native American boys. These children were often disadvantaged, and Mr. Weber actions were a despicable abuse of authority and control. Thankfully, Mr. Weber has finally been put where he belongs: behind bars,” said Johnson and Gianforte.

“By allowing Mr. Weber to continue to collect his pension, the PHSCC has not held him fully responsible for his actions. We urge that the agency to convene the board of inquiry and take quick action to revoke Mr. Weber’s government pension.”

The full letter is available below.

7.23.20 Letter to HHS re Stanley Patrick Weber Pension.

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