The chief executive of MediSys Health Network and a former New York hospital CEO face charges that they bribed New York lawmakers, according to a complaint brought by federal prosecutors against the executives, a state senator and assemblyman, a healthcare consultant and others. David Rosen, CEO of MediSys, a Jamaica, N.Y.-based not-for-profit that includes three hospitals, allegedly bribed two state assemblymen and conspired to bribe a state senator. Rosen paid state assemblyman William Boyland Jr. $177,000 in bribes and another $390,000 to former state assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, the FBI said in a news release. A MediSys spokesman declined to comment. Seminerio died in prison after he pleaded guilty in 2009 to honest services mail fraud in a case involving MediSys. Seminerio and Boyland allegedly were paid as fake consultants for MediSys. While Seminerio was being paid $40,000 a year by MediSys, according to the complaint, he introduced legislation for secure financing for the system in 2006 and moved on MediSys' behalf with state agencies as it sought to acquire hospitals. Rosen allegedly conspired to bribe state Sen. Carl Kruger to advocate for the hospital acquisitions as well, and Boyland allegedly advocated for funding on MediSys' behalf. The complaint alleges that Robert Aquino, former CEO of Parkway Hospital, New York, bribed Kruger. At deadline, Aqunio's attorney had not responded to a request for comment.
Late News: Two CEOs accused of bribing New York state lawmakers
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