Teflon ex-hospital CEO runs for governor

Being associated with fraud apparently won't deter Rick Scott from running for governor of Florida. Scott won the Republican primary, despite his history as CEO of the hospital chain Columbia/HCA, according to the Dow Jones Newswires. He was ousted in 1997 and the company ultimately pleaded guilty, paying $1.7 billion in civil and criminal fines to settle allegations of kickbacks and false billing. Article

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