Former NY Hospital CEO David Rosen Gets 3 Years in Prison for Bribery

David Rosen, the former CEO of New York City-based Jamaica Hospital, Flushing Hospital, Brookdale Hospital and the management company overseeing them, has been sentenced to three years in prison for participating in a bribery scheme with state lawmakers, according to a New York Times report.

U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said Mr. Rosen "knowingly and intentionally bribed one upstate legislator after another," according to the report. Most of the bribes were designed to expand and protect Mr. Rosen's medical facilities, located in Queens and Brooklyn.

Lawmakers involved in the bribery scheme include New York State Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. and New York Sen. Carl Kruger. Mr. Kruger resigned, pleaded guilty to corruption charges and was sentenced to seven years in prison last month. Assemblyman Boyland was acquitted in a jury trial in November, but was later arrested on new bribery charges. He now faces trial in Brooklyn. Mr. Seminerio died in prison in January 2011 after pleading guilty to fraud in an earlier case.

Mr. Rosen's sentence is considerably less than the term recommended under the advisory sentencing guidelines, which the court's probation office had calculated at roughly 15 to 19 years.

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