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ASC looking for new leadership after FBI raid

Posted at 12:29 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 12:29:37-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- American Senior Communities is looking for a new CEO, COO and CFO following an FBI investigation. 

Agents with the FBI conducted a raid at the Carmel home of American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart in September. He was fired a few days later. 

American Senior Communities terminated its relationship with COO Dan Benson. CFO Roger Werner submitted his resignation as well, according to a statement from American Senior Communities. 

Sources tell Call 6 Investigates the FBI and other agencies are conducting an investigation into Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements and possible kickbacks.

The nursing home company has launched a search to find an interim and permanent CEO, COO and CFO. 

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The statement says the company's internal investigation has found that the federal investigation does not involve the care provided to residents of any facility serviced by ASC. In part, the statement read: 

"ASC is proud of its employees who work hard and embody the company’s commitment to integrity and serving its residents. ASC will not allow the actions of a few individuals to compromise its mission of providing quality care. ASC’s owners, Board of Directors and senior leadership are confident that ASC employees will continue the strong tradition of providing excellent care, which has made ASC a valued and respected provider of senior care in Indiana."


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