Man with key role in health kickback schemes gets prison

A man who authorities say played a key role in $19 million in kickback schemes involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution.

Posted: Jul. 10, 2018 7:46 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who authorities say played a key role in $19 million in kickback schemes involving Indiana nursing homes has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $7 million in restitution.

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A federal judge on Monday also sentenced Steven Ganote to two years of supervised release.

Josh Burkhart, brother of the former American Senior Communities CEO who orchestrated the schemes, was sentenced to four months in prison, two years of supervised release and $420,000 in restitution. Ganote and Burkhart earlier pleaded guilty.

The former CEO, James Burkhart, was sentenced in June to nearly 10 years for his role in the schemes that operated from January 2009 to September 2015. The company’s former CFO also has been sentenced. American Senior Communities operates about 70 nursing homes.

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