As Scott was negotiating that tax break, the company was hashing out a deal with the feds to pay a $3.8 million settlement to the Department of Justice over a medical-fraud claim. Florida gave the company the tax breaks anyway.
The Florida Department of Revenue has ousted top employees and kept positions vacant for months to make room for many of Gov. Rick Scott’s loyal staffers who will be out of their jobs when he leaves office this year.
Scott has many ties to Texas. Scott founded his hospital chain there in 1987. Columbia/HCA became the world’s largest health care company and later paid $1.7 billion in fines and penalties for Medicare fraud.
The donations were made to a committee that’s now supporting Scott’s U.S. Senate bid, despite a federal rule designed to prevent financial firms from bankrolling the election campaigns of public officials who oversee state pension investments.
In 1997, federal agents seized records from four El Paso-area hospitals and then expanded their investigation across the country.
“I would say that Governor Scott’s Medicaid numbers should be carefully and independently analyzed.”
“As if there wasn’t already enough evidence that Rick Scott has been breaking election law, a wave of new examples have surface in the several days.”
“While Rick Scott’s been hiding his investments from Floridians as governor, his net worth has gone up $46 million.”
“This concept of career politicians is why we don’t get change in Washington,” Scott said before career politicians campaign for him in Washington.
From Associated Press’s Gary Fineout, 04/08/2018: Rick Scott remains entrenched in a legal battle over whether he has sidestepped state laws that require him to fully […]