The long-running case involving former Healthcare Conglomerate Associates’ CEO Yorai “Benny” Benzeevi could soon come to an end.
Court documents show that Benzeevi will enter a change to his not guilty plea from 2021 on Friday.
The backstory: Benzeevi was charged with 40 felonies and six misdemeanors, including money laundering, embezzlement and theft, for his role in operating Tulare Regional Medical Center from 2014 to 2017.
- Former HCCA CFO Alan Germany agreed to a plea deal last December, which will keep him out of jail.
The big picture: Benzeevi is scheduled to appear in the Tulare County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
- He faces up to 40 years in prison for his alleged crimes.
- The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office has previously estimated that Benzeevi could face a $20 million bill in restitution to the Tulare Local Healthcare District.