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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 03:21 AM

Former Healthcare Executive Pleads Guilty to Bribing Arkansas State Senator

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Ė A former executive of Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to bribe an Arkansas state senator to influence public policy for the benefit of the charity and its executives.

Robin Raveendran, 63, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to a federal information that charges him with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds.

Raveendran worked for Preferred Family Healthcare (formerly known as Alternative Opportunities, Inc.) from 2014 to 2017 as a director of operations, executive vice president, and analyst. Prior to his employment with the charity, Raveendran was employed by the state of Arkansas as director of program integrity for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Services, and then as business operations manager with the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.

By pleading guilty today, Raveendran admitted that he participated in a conspiracy to bribe then-Arkansas State Senator Jeremy Young Hutchinson, who is charged in a separate case, in order to influence and reward Hutchinson in exchange for Hutchinson taking legislative and official action favorable to Preferred Family Healthcare and its executives.

Read more: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdmo/pr/former-healthcare-executive-pleads-guilty-bribing-arkansas-state-senator

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 05:27 AM

1. Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson' nephew charged

Jeremy Young Hutchinson is the nephew of Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the son of his brother, former Sen. Tim Hutchinson. Funny how thatís not mentioned in this article. GGP

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Thu Jun 13, 2019, 05:32 AM

2. Yes, it is all connected with the governor's nephew and other Arkansas legislators.

They normally do not indicate any political connections in DOJ press releases

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 13, 2019, 05:41 AM

3. Dear Tex

Iím talking about your article, Tex. GGP

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