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Queenswide: Ex-hospital CEO Rosen gets three years for bribery

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Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:53 pm | Updated: 2:29 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

David Rosen, the former CEO of MediSys Health Network, the operator of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Brookdale University Hospital and  Flushing Hospital Medical Center, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison by a Manhattan federal court.

Rosen, 64, of Harrison, NY will also spend two years under supervised release following his prison term, and is required to pay a $500 special assessment fee.

Rosen pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme of bribery involving former state Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn), Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. (D-Brooklyn) and the late Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio (D-Richmond Hill) that included an exchange of upwards of $550,000 between the three officials involved.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a press release that Rosen bribed the State legislators for over a decade to benefit himself and his company, MediSys.

“Today’s sentencing brings to conclusion this case, which involved hundreds of thousands of dollars of illegal payoffs, sham contracts and shell companies,” the prosecutor said in a prepared statement.

Elkan Abramowitz, Rosen’s lawyer, reportedly told the judge that he would be filing an appeal, adding that his client maintains his innocence. 

— Natasha Domanski

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