Updated. Million Dollar Secret Attorney/Client Meeting Transcripts!

Broward Hospital District Shade Meeting Transcript – August 20, 2015

As the result of my public records request (click to see request), today I received a partial response in the form of the paper court reporter transcripts for a number of shade meetings in re:  Attorney/Client Meeting to discuss matters of litigation pending before the US District Court in which Broward Health is a Defendant in a False Claims Act Case. 

The transcripts were for the meetings held on:

  • June 4th, 2014
  • September 5th, 2014
  • October 22nd, 2014
  • December 15th, 2014
  • August 20th, 2015

Click here to download the first transcript (August 20th, 2015) here (9 megabyte PDF).

Click here to download the December 15th, 2014 transcript here (12 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the October 22nd, 2014 transcript here (7 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the September 5th, 2014 transcript here (8 megabyte PDF)

Click here to download the June 4th, 2014 transcript here (16 megabyte PDF)

I have not read the transcripts, nor have I confirmed what transcripts are missing but I wanted to post the first transcript as soon as possible.  All the transcripts that have been produced are now posted.

I am reliably told that the five transcripts represent all the shade meetings in this matter, however, there were apparently many one on one meetings between attorneys & Board members in a concerted effort to keep shade meeting comments to a minimum.  There are no minutes of these meetings and presumably the content of those meetings would be Broward Health attorney/client discussions thus not a subject for a public records request.

After I read & digest the content of the transcripts, I will post both my comments and analysis.

Stay tuned.

 

Embattled Broward Health paid law firm $10.2 million; Tab included a lawyer’s M&Ms

Florida Bulldog has a great article published today; Embattled Broward Health paid law firm $10.2 million; Tab included a lawyer’s M&Ms  (click for the full story!!) written by Dan Christensen.  It’s a must read!

Here’s the first paragraph…

“Taxpayer-supported Broward Health has paid $10.2 million so far for legal advice about how to deal with an ongoing federal investigation into allegations that it colluded with doctors to submit tens of millions of dollars in bogus claims to Medicare and Medicaid.”