Former Tulare hospital CEO pleads no contest to felonies, misdemeanors, will pay $2.4m and likely avoid jail

Dr. Yorai ”Benny” Benzeevi is now a felon. On Friday, the 61-year-old pleaded no contest to six felony and two misdemeanor charges stemming from crimes committed while acting as CEO of the Tulare Local Healthcare District from 2014 to 2017. Tulare County Superior Court Judge Michael Sheltzer accepted the plea agreement during a hearing on […]

One-time Tulare hospital lawyer, Bruce Greene, hit with State Bar disciplinary action

Bruce Greene, an attorney who previously represented the Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD), must now defend himself in a multi-charge disciplinary hearing by the California State Bar, the body that licenses California’s attorneys and oversees their professional conduct. That’s in addition to defending himself against criminal charges in Tulare County Superior Court. A California State […]

Former Tulare hospital CFO avoids jail time, pays restitution, writes letter of apology

Trustees of the Tulare Local Healthcare District were presented with an apology letter from Alan Germany, the former CFO of Healthcare Conglomerate Associates — the company which managed Tulare Regional Medical Center from 2014 to 2017. He was ordered by Tulare County Superior Court Judge Michael Sheltzer to write the letter as part of a […]

Former Tulare hospital CFO takes felony plea deal in Tulare hospital fraud case

One of three co-defendants facing multiple felony criminal charges resulting from alleged fraudulent mismanagement of Tulare Regional Medical Center and the Tulare Local Healthcare District (TLHCD) accepted a plea deal this week that includes monetary restitution and a possible prison sentence.   Germany Pleads No Contest Alan Germany – who served as CFO for both […]

Embezzlement “occurring for a number of years” at Tulare Healthcare District’s Evolutions Gym

A press release from Randy Dodd, CEO Tulare Local Healthcare District The Tulare Local Healthcare District (District) recently discovered embezzlement activity by an Evolutions employee, Passion Cardoza, which appears to have been occurring for a number of years. Mrs. Cardoza was most recently the Business Manager for Evolutions Fitness and Wellness Center. Changes in operational […]