Opinion: Hospital CEO paid $60,000 bribe to senator to keep hospital open
Here's what this caper is about: Aquino, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Hospital in Queens, New York, learned that the State of New York was slating his hospital for closure in 2008. Apparently, Aquino wanted to keep his job—oh, and, sure, also keep the hospital open so that it could pay him. What was Aquino's alleged solution to the thorny issue of his institution's closing? According to prosecutors and plea agreements, Aquino caused Parkway Hospital to make $60,000 in payments to Adex Management Inc. ("Adex").
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