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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Louisiana nursing home operators charged in deaths
Source: Yahoo News

"The owners of a nursing home where 34 people were found dead after Hurricane Katrina have been arrested and charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide for not evacuating those patients, the Louisiana attorney general's office said on Tuesday. Mable Mangano and her husband, Salvador Mangano Sr., surrendered to Medicaid fraud investigators in Baton Rouge on Tuesday and were being held in a parish prison. The Manganos declined an offer from St. Bernard Parish authorities of buses to evacuate the residents of their facility, and they did not use a contract they had with an ambulance service, the state said. "When we decide we're going to put ourselves in harm's way, we do it voluntarily and it's our problem. But you can't do it when you have the care and control and custody of patients," Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti told a briefing." [Editor's note: So, when are Bush, Brown, Chertoff, and Nagin gonna be jailed?-MLS] (09/13/05)


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