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More trouble for ex-Powell hospital boss

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press

POWELL -- Two men accused of defrauding Powell Valley Healthcare in Wyoming are now accused of also defrauding a hospital in Indiana.

Federal court documents allege fugitive Paul Cardwell and Michael J. Plake defrauded White County Memorial Hospital in Monticello, Ind., out of more than $800,000 between 2003 and 2009.

An indictment alleges Cardwell funneled the hospital's money to a bogus staff recruiting firm that Plake purportedly ran, and Cardwell and Plake would share in the proceeds.

The two were accused in a similar scheme in Wyoming. Cardwell was once CEO of the Indiana hospital before becoming CEO at Powell Valley.

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