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Case against former Chicago medical center executive gains ground

Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2008

An effort to freeze the assets of a former Chicago hospital operator is gaining worldwide traction, according to attorneys and court documents. Peter Rogan, 62, former chief executive of bankrupt Edgewater Medical Center, owes French bank Dexia Credit Local and the U.S. government tens of millions of dollars from civil penalties and settlements related to his involvement in a healthcare fraud scheme that led to the hospital's collapse. Rogan was charged this year with perjury and trying to obstruct the government's efforts to collect $64 million in civil penalties. But authorities in the U.S. and Canada and private attorneys for Dexia are winning court injunctions and other approvals they expect will lead to recouping money that has been held in property and in more than 60 financial institutions around the world.