Dimensions Healthcare CEO steps down, implicated in extortion scheme

The president and CEO of Dimensions Healthcare System in Prince George's County, Md., Monday stepped down as the hospital board launches an investigation into his alleged involvement in an extortion scheme by former County Executive Jack Johnson, reports The Washington Examiner.

Kenneth Glover took an indefinite leave of absence while the organization looks into his dealings with Johnson, who on Tuesday was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for corruption, reports Washington Business Journal. Johnson pleaded guilty to extortion and witness and evidence tampering charges.

Authorities discovered phone calls throughout 2010 that the county executive conspired with an "unnamed hospital official" to line up a deal after his term ended in which Johnson would get a consulting job and the unnamed person would run the hospital.

Glover told Prince George's Gazette that he is that unnamed hospital official in the August 2010 calls described in the prosecution memorandum, but he was not on the earlier calls which predate his time at Dimensions. Glover, who denies wrongdoing, did not start work until Aug. 2, 2010.

"I'm interested in getting this behind us," Glover said in the article.

Glover told The Washington Post via email that he is "confident [the investigation] will show all existing Dimensions leadership acted appropriately" and that he expects to return to his job once the inquiry is completed.

For more information:
- read the Washington Examiner article
- here's the Washington Post article
- read the Washington Business Journal article
- check out the Maryland Community News Online article

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