SEC Probing Hospital Chain HCA's London Records

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 6:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating HCA Inc. amid accusations from a former employee that the largest hospital conglomerate in the world broke securities laws by cooking the books at its London outpost.

HCA confirmed the news Wednesday, indicating that the probe is connected to an employment dispute brought by a former finance employee that is currently unfolding in British court.

“We are aware that a former employee in our London payroll department is seeking money in a civil employment lawsuit, and she has...
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