Stamford Advocate, January 6, 2011
William Roe, the former CEO of Danbury Hospital arrested in August and charged with defrauding the hospital out of more than $100,000, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of wire fraud. The plea reduces the charges against Roe. In September, in addition to the wire fraud charges, federal prosecutors charged him with two counts of interstate transportation of stolen money. Those charges have been dropped as part of the plea deal. Along with the guilty plea, Roe has agreed to reimburse Danbury Hospital more than $140,000. He also will reimburse St. Rita Hospital in Lima, OH, where he worked as CFO before coming to Danbury Hospital, an additional $75,000 for funds he allegedly stole there.