Bruce Greene indicted by grand jury in Tulare hospital case

The former HCCA attorney is accused of embezzlement and money laundering, among a number of other charges.

Former Healthcare Conglomerate Associates attorney Bruce Greene has been indicted by a criminal grand jury in Tulare County. 

Greene, 72, faces 16 felony charges for his involvement with Tulare Regional Medical Center. 


The big picture: The grand jury made the counts formal on April 16, charging him with conflict of interest, embezzlement, using an official position for personal gain, failure to timely file a statement of economic interest, conspiracy to commit a crime, grand the, conspiracy to defraud another of property, grand theft by embezzlement of public funds, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. 

  • The crimes stem back to his involvement with HCCA from 2016 to 2017. 

The backstory: Former HCCA CEO Dr. Yorai “Benny” Benzeevi previously pleaded no contest to corruption charges, while former HCCA CFO Alan Germany pleaded guilty to conflict of interest charges.

  • Earlier this year, Greene’s firm settled a civil lawsuit with the Tulare hospital district for $3 million.

What we’re watching: Greene’s pretrial hearing is scheduled for August 2, and a trial is tentatively set for February 2025.
What they’re saying: “We thank the members of the criminal grand jury for their time and deliberations in considering the many complexities of this case,” said Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward. “Prosecutors are prepared and looking forward to advancing this matter to the finality of a trial.”

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