'King Of Nursing Homes' Hits Back On Sentence Enhancement

Law360, New York (July 29, 2016, 3:32 PM EDT) -- A Chicago doctor convicted of steering dozens of elderly nursing-home patients to a particular hospital in exchange for free labor from hospital staff asked an Illinois federal court on Wednesday not to add a "vulnerable victims" enhancement to his sentence, saying other members of the scheme didn't receive it.

Dr. Venkateswara Kuchipudi urged U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly not to add the four-level enhancement to his sentence because Judge Kennelly had declined to add it to hospital administrators' sentences. Federal prosecutors have pushed for the enhancement in Kuchipudi's case. It was not given to any other doctors in the scheme, according...

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