Those of you who have followed our blogs on Legal Medicine know that we have previously published articles on some of the more corrupt executives who own and run nursing homes in America.
Well here we go again! Three former nursing home executives, one a lawyer, were charged on March 15 in a federal indictment with various offenses related to their operation of nursing homes located in Texas and elsewhere. These individuals have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the IRS, tax evasion, and filing false statements relating to health care matters. Two of those indicted concealed their control and management of nursing homes in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Virginia. It is estimated that the defendants defrauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the IRS out of approximately $34 million. If proven guilty of these charges…I hope they spend a long time in the federal penitentiary!