According to an article in the Daily News today a lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court charges that Helen Sieger previous owner of the Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation & Care Center allegedly stole $9 million from the home for her personal use.
Since the strike ended, the nursing home has gone into state receivership, and William Pascocello, the veteran operator who took over, has spent months reviewing Sieger’s disorganized financial records, said his lawyer, Marvin Tenzer.
In the $9 million lawsuit against Sieger last week, Pascocello alleges he and his staff discovered the home owes about $10 million to vendors, more than $6 million to the state and $9 million Sieger took as part of a personal loan she never paid back.
“The objective of going after this money is to bring it into the facility to provide improved care and to pay some of it back to the state Medicaid program,” Tenzer said.
Does this really surprise any of us considering Helen is already facing jail time? Let’s not forget that she was arrested last year and charged with a felony for not paying a year’s worth of workers’ compensation, which led to the strike by the employees of KHRCC, who lost their health insurance as a result.
Of course Helen did not return calls for comments when the Daily News called her.
Read the article here: