Former Official At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Charged With Embezzlement

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A former top ranking official at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is being charged with embezzling $1.7 million over the course of 12 years.

The US attorney’s office says a three-count information charges  Roosevelt Hairston Jr. with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing false tax returns.

“Information alleges that Hairston owned a large house outside of Philadelphia, he purchased real estate, he owned a yacht, a captain tasked with maintaining the yacht, he owned various high-end automobiles as well as many other luxury items,” says assistant US attorney Richard Zack.

Zack says that Hairston set up shell companies to steal from Children’s Hospital, using dozens of false invoices, and says the scheme went on for such a long time because Hairston had a position of trust and authority.

Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • kelprod

    You gotta’ see the picture of Roosevelt Hairston…wearing a bow tie. This cat just looks guilty!!!

  • Francis Graff

    Over the course of 12 years? Wow, what was the Us Attorney’s office doing, sleeping? That’s job security. You all make me sick. Now Blessington or whatever his name is, is going to the D.A. of Phila. office, what is that going to cost us?

  • trueism

    At least they are saving children’s lives.. Philadelphia has a School Administration that can’t even account for all the money they spend. A Mayor who’s asking for more (But not sure “how much more”)… Perhaps the U.S Justice can do us all a favor and investigate them? Between the unaccountability, violence, and racism; it’s costing the Taxpayers plenty!

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