Ex-Hospital Chief Convicted of Bribe Scheme

A former hospital executive has been convicted of scheming to bribe three New York state legislators.

Monday, Sep 12, 2011  |  Updated 5:02 PM EDT
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Ex-Hospital Chief Convicted of Bribe Scheme

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A former hospital executive has been convicted of scheming to bribe three New York state legislators, including Carl Kruger and William F. Boyland Jr., of Brooklyn.

Federal Judge Jed Rakoff issued a written opinion Monday convicting David Rosen of charges including conspiracy to commit fraud and bribery.

The judge wrote that "in coming to work, he was also coming to bribe.''
   
The judge ruled after hearing testimony from 29 witnesses and reviewing several hundred exhibits.
 
The trial was conducted from July 25 to Aug. 12.
 
Rosen became heavily involved in hospitals through his health care organization, MediSys, which rescued Jamaica Hospital from bankruptcy in the late 1970s.
   
His sentencing has not been scheduled.
 

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