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Las Vegas health care executive implicated in nurses’ wage fixing, faces new charges


Sep 7, 2023

A Las Vegas healthcare executive, Eduardo Lopez, who has already been accused of conspiring to fix the wages of Las Vegas nurses, is now facing additional charges. In March, Lopez was indicted by a federal grand jury on wage-fixing, as he was said to have overseen various aspects of recruitment, hiring, retention, and assignments of nurses and healthcare staff members at three different home health agencies. The indictment alleged that he collaborated with other unnamed co-conspirators to suppress competition for nurse services from March 2016 to May 2019.

Recently, a superseded indictment revealed that Lopez is now also facing five counts of wire fraud. The new indictment claims that Lopez sold his healthcare staffing company in December 2021 for a sum exceeding $10 million. However, investigators discovered that he had falsely assured the buyer that federal law enforcement was not investigating him or his company. This false representation is contradicted by the fact that FBI special agents had questioned Lopez and served him with a grand jury subpoena.

If convicted on the charge of wage-fixing, Lopez could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. Additionally, if found guilty of the wire fraud charges, he may be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. These latest charges further compound the legal trouble faced by the Las Vegas healthcare executive.

By Editor

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