Former co-owner of Los Angeles hospital pleads guilty in kickback scheme

Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2009
The former co-owner and board chairman of City of Angels Medical Center has pleaded guilty to paying illegal kickbacks for patient referrals. Robert Bourseau, 74, admitted in U.S. District Court to paying illegal kickbacks as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal by recruiting homeless people from Los Angeles' skid row. Bourseau is the fourth person to plead guilty in a widespread scheme to exploit those living on the streets for their medical benefits.

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