BIMC shook down heiress Huguette Clark for $13M, relatives say
Beth Israel Medical Center milked reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark for more than $13 million in fees, donations and even a priceless painting during her 20-year stay as a patient—and greedy executives angled for $125 million more, her relatives allege in shocking new court filings over Clark's estate. The alleged shakedown was illuminated in an e-mail in which hospital board member and former CEO Dr. Robert Newman referred to Clark as "the biggest bucks contributing potential we've ever had," according to court papers. He told a colleague her "potential has been overwhelming[ly] unrealized."
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