Nursing Home Executive Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Accepting Kickbacks

A former employee who took kickbacks at a Roanoke-based nursing home company was sentenced last week to five years and three months in prison.  The former director of maintenance for Medical Facilities of America, admitted earlier this year that he accepted kickbacks from contractors in exchange for awarding them construction projects at some of the company's nursing homes. The former executive collected a total of $541,821 in payments from at least three contractors.

The man, in his role as director of maintenance, picked contractors for repair and renovation work at MFA's nursing homes, with the condition that they pay him for selecting their contracts. In order to hide his crime, he made up additional bids that appeared to be higher.  He was fired in 2006 after the crime was discovered. The former employee was ordered to pay close to $700,000 in restitution to Medical Facilities of America, it's insurance company and the IRS. Several contractors have also been sentenced in connection with the kickbacks. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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