Ex­ecs may face retrial

Modern Healthcare - - The Week In Healthcare - Joe Carl­son

Pros­e­cu­tors in the Vir­gin Is­lands have vowed to retry for­mer Sch­nei­der Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter CEO Rod­ney Miller and two other hos­pi­tal ex­ec­u­tives for em­bez­zle­ment and rack­e­teer­ing af­ter a jury failed to reach a ver­dict on any of the four dozen counts against them.

Ju­rors de­lib­er­ated for six days on ev­i­dence given dur­ing the five-week-long trial be­fore V.I. Su­pe­rior Court Judge Michael Dun­ston de­clared a mis­trial in the case June 24. The judge said the ju­rors had “gone be­yond the pale” in their ef­forts to reach a ver­dict, ac­cord­ing to an ac­count of the trial in the Vir­gin Is­lands Daily News.

An­thony Cham­bers, the de­fense at­tor­ney for for­mer Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Amos Carty, said in an in­ter­view that he was dis­ap­pointed pros­e­cu­tors waited less than two hours af­ter the mis­trial was de­clared be­fore an­nounc­ing their in­ten­tions to retry the de­fen­dants.

“A lot of time and ex­pense has been in­vested

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