Whistleblower Settles With Phoebe Putney Health System

Law360, New York (December 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Charles Rehberg, a former accountant with Phoebe Putney Health System, on Friday settled a lawsuit brought against the hospital group, ending a two-year legal battle stemming from Rehberg’s exposure of Phoebe Putney's financial practices.

Beginning in September 2003, Rehberg and a prominent Georgia-based surgeon, Dr. John Bagnato, sent faxes to government officials in Albany, Ga., accusing the hospital of hiding millions of dollars in offshore accounts and operating a monopoly, among other things.

From information pieced together from tax returns, financial statements and nonprofit hospital databases,...
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