HCA whistleblower says Rick Scott “should have known” about fraudby Jeff Ostrowski | October 8th, 2010
John Schilling acknowledges that he has no evidence that Florida gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott knew about the massive Medicare fraud at Columbia/HCA. But he doesn’t believe Scott when the former CEO blames underlings for the fraud that led to a $1.7 billion fine.
“I can’t say what he knew or didn’t know, but he should have known what was making up the majority of the revenues of the company,” Schilling said today.
Schilling is a CPA who worked at Columbia/HCA, including a stint as an FBI informant. A registered Republican until Scott won the primary, Schilling said he switched his political affiliation to independent. He’s in Doral today for the first debate between Scott and Democrat Alex Sink.
“He was a hands-on CEO,” said Schilling, who lives in Naples. “He was probably aware of a lot of the activity.”