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2 Ex-Nursing Home Execs To Plead Guilty In Kickback Scheme

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Two former executives with a company that operates dozens of Indiana nursing homes have agreed to plead guilty in a kickback scheme involving millions of dollars.

Court documents unsealed this week show that former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart and former Chief Operating Officer Daniel Benson have reached plea deals.

They were indicted in 2016, along with associates Steven Ganote and Joshua Burkhart, who have also reached plea deals.

Prosecutors say the men took part in a kickback scheme between January 2009 and September 2015 that netted them $16 million.

James Burkhart, Benson and Ganote will plead guilty to charges that include money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail, wire and health care fraud.

Joshua Burkhart will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and health care fraud.

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