Cen­ter where co­matose woman had baby probed in 2016

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PHOENIX | State reg­u­la­tors re­port­edly wanted to re­move de­vel­op­men­tally dis­abled pa­tients from a Phoenix long-term care fa­cil­ity years be­fore a woman in a veg­e­ta­tive state gave birth.

The Ari­zona Repub­lic re­ported Sun­day that Ha­cienda Health­Care faced a 2016 crim­i­nal probe.

Ari­zona au­thor­i­ties ac­cused the fa­cil­ity of billing about $4 mil­lion in bo­gus 2014 charges for wages, trans­porta­tion, house­keep­ing, main­te­nance and sup­plies.

The crim­i­nal case was dropped in 2017, and no charges were filed. A court bat­tle is con­tin­u­ing to force Ha­cienda to turn over fi­nan­cial records.

Phoenix po­lice have said the 29-year-old woman in­ca­pac­i­tated since age 3 was sex­u­ally as­saulted and gave birth last month.

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