Judge Hears Case on Former Hospital CEO’s Financial Acts
On Monday, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Kent Kelligrew heard arguments in a lawsuit claiming that Michael Bakst -- former CEO of Community Memorial Hospital -- carried out numerous improper financial activities while he was CEO and that an accounting firm colluded with a former hospital lawyer to conceal the information. Randall Dean -- an attorney representing the accounting firm -- argued that the information in question was available to the hospital in a number of ways. Kelligrew could issue a ruling within a few days.
- "Judge Weighs Arguments in CMH Cover-Up Allegations" (Kisken, Ventura County Star, 5/16).