Jackson Health System, Miami, dumped one of several financial turnaround consultants brought onboard this week after hospital executives learned that their proposed interim chief restructuring officer is named as Individual A in an alleged criminal conspiracy in Chicago.
Fla. health system dumps consultant implicated in alleged conspiracy
Jackson Health CEO Eneida Roldan said she asked turnaround consulting firm Qorval, Naples, Fla., to find her a different restructuring officer after she learned that Barry Dubin, the proposed restructuring officer, was the chief operating officer for a Chicago window manufacturer whose CEO was jailed on $10 million bond in September for allegedly fleecing the company.
The criminal court records against former Republic Windows and Doors CEO Richard Gillman say he conspired with his chief operating officer—named only as “Individual A” in the document—and another company official to steal the failing company’s equipment and start a new business without Republic’s debt obligations.
Dubin was the COO for Republic, according to numerous news accounts and the resume he tendered to Jackson Health. Jackson Health spokesman Robert Alonso said it was “public knowledge” that Dubin was the COO of Republic.
Dubin has not been charged with wrongdoing.
In an early afternoon interview with Modern Healthcare, Roldan said all of the Qorval consultants were subjected to intensive background checks before their hiring, and Qorval Managing Partner James Malone personally assured her that all Qorval employees receive FBI background checks prior to hiring. But in a subsequent interview Thursday, Roldan said she has asked Malone to replace Dubin because his background was becoming a distraction.
Malone was traveling by air all day and was not available. Dubin could not be reached for comment at his office in Naples.
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