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Rosen, former hospital CEO, convicted

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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:59 pm | Updated: 2:32 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

The former CEO of the company that runs Jamaica and Flushing hospitals was found guilty Monday in federal court for his role in a a scheme to bribe three members of the state Legislature.

David Rosen, 63, the former CEO of MediSys, was found guilty by U.S. District Judge Jed S. Radkof in Manhattan. He faces 70 years in jail and $250,000. No sentencing date was announced.

The office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Rosen was found guilty of participating in a scheme to bribe state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Assemblyman William Boyland (D-Brooklyn) and former Queens Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio.

In a statement issued by his office on Monday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Rosen attempted to bribe Kruger in connection with the senator’s alleged efforts to provide official assistance to MediSys, including the steering of more than $400,000 in state funds to the company.

Rosen also was convicted of causing MediSys and its affiliates to make over $400,000 in payments to Seminario through a sham consulting company between 1999 and 2008.

He also was convicted of having MediSys make payments of approximately $35,000 per year to Boyland for a no-show consulting job from 2003 to 2008.

MediSys officials declined to comment on Tuesday.

Seminerio died in federal prison last year while appealing his conviction in the case.

Boyland is scheduled to go on trial in November. Kruger, lobbyist Richard Lipsky and Kruger family friend Michael Turano are scheduled to go in trial in January 2012, as is Dr. Robert Aquino, who formerly operated the now-closed Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills.

Managing Editor Liz Rhoades contributed to this story.

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