Nursing Home Owner Indicted on Charges of Fraud

A federal grand jury has returned a five-count indictment charging a nursing home owner with wire fraud and making false statements. The 54-year-old nursing home owner is charged with two schemes to make money including taking more than $150,000 in charity funds for his own personal use. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and/or a fine of $250,000.

The owner is accused of pocketing cash donated to a charity was founded in 1975 to raise funds for a medical center in Israel. He was able to access the funds because he served as an officer for the charity. The nursing home owner also allegedly diverted over $167,000 from nursing home equipment leasing agreements into a bank account in the name of one of his business entities. Those funds were then used for personal expenses, including salon visits, college tuition, clothing, and antiques. 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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