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Hospital CEO Convicted of Bribery

Monday, September 12, 2011

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Former hospital CEO David Rosen has been convicted of a scheme to bribe three New York State lawmakers to assist Medisys, the Health Network that includes Jamaica, Flushing and Brookdale Hospitals.

Rosen, 63, was found guilty on five counts of conspiracy and fraud in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday. His deception included creating fake consulting contracts that allowed him to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, including the now deceased Queens Assemblyman Anthony Seminero, as well as Brooklyn Senator Karl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland. In exchange, Rosen sought their lobbying power in Albany to help MediSys receive state funding.

Medisys declined to comment for this article.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said, “Given the dominant role that these corrupt relationships came to play in his work between 2003 and 2008, it is fair to say that in coming to work, he was also coming to bribe.”

Rosen is the first of eight defendants to be tried, including Kruger and Boyland, who've pleaded not guilty. Rosen's attorney, E. Scott Morvillo, said, “After 40 years of diligent service to the healthcare community, David Rosen is devastated by the court’s findings. He consistently strived to ensure access to quality healthcare to challenged communities in Brooklyn and Queens."

Rosen faces up to 70 years in prison.

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