Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hospital Boss Sues Over 'Bribe' Try - by Melissa Klein - New York Post

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The president of a defunct Queens hospital who refused to pay bogus consulting fees to disgraced former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio is suing him and a rival hospital president who did pay the lawmaker.

Dr. Robert Aquino, who ran Parkway Hospital in Forest Hills, slapped Seminerio and David Rosen, president of Jamaica Hospital, with a $100 million suit Friday in Manhattan federal court.

Seminerio pleaded guilty in June, admitting that he lobbied the state on behalf of Jamaica while keeping secret that he was paid a consulting fee.

The state closed Parkway in November.