A recent article in MODERN HEALTHCARE, "Baptist probe escalates" (Sept. 7, p. 8), reported that a prosecutor had characterized us as unindicted co-conspirators in a Medicare fraud case pending in Kansas City, Kan. That characterization of our conduct is profoundly wrong and unfair.
We were retained to represent Baptist Medical Center after the hospital became aware of the government's investigation. We represented Baptist vigorously and professionally. Unfortunately, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation chose to respond to our representation of our client by branding us as co-conspirators. It should be clearly understood that this false characterization is simply a gratuitous statement by a prosecutor that has not been reviewed or endorsed by any independent body.
S. Craig Holden, David Queen