Former South Dakota hospital CEO indicted for making false statement to HHS

The former CEO of Pine Ridge (S.D.) Indian Health Service Hospital has been indicted on charges of making a false statement to HHS, according to the Argus Leader.

Wehnona Stabler, who served as Pine Ridge's CEO from 2011 to 2013, said she had not received a gift of more than $350 from any one source, according to a report submitted to HHS in January 2014. However, prior to making the disclosure, Ms. Stabler accepted $5,000 from Stanley Patrick Weber, MD, according to the indictment.

Dr. Weber, a former pediatrician at Pine Ridge, is facing 10 counts of sexual abuse. He was arrested in February and accused of sexually abusing children he treated at the hospital from 1998 to 2011. He has pleaded not guilty in the case, according to the report. 

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