More hospital related fines...this time politically related...BD

The state Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously Thursday to accept a settlement offer from Valley Medical Center officials, who admitted to misspending nearly $500,000 in taxpayer money to campaign for ballot measures in 2005 and 2006. The agreement calls for Rich Roodman, president and chief executive officer of the Renton hospital, to pay $120,000 in fines and reimburse the district $155,000. Barbara Mitchell, administrator of organizational development, owes $18,832 to the district and $500 in fines to the state. The case is the largest out-of-court settlement in the commission's history, said spokeswoman Lori Anderson.

Eastside News | Hospital officials fined for election spending | Seattle Times Newspaper


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