Convicted Felon Linked to Group Home

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Tuesday, November 28 2006 Nov 28, 2006 Tuesday, November 28, 2006 7:35:48 PM CST November 28, 2006 in News
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ANDERSON - One of the people linked to the operation of a Missouri group home where fire killed 10 people early Monday morning was a felon, despite a state law that barred him from operating such a facility. Robert Joseph Dupont was convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud in 2003 for steering patients from group homes he owned to hand-picked doctors. Records show those doctors falsely certified the patients needed home health services from two companies Dupont owned or co-owned. Under state law, a convicted felon in a crime involving a health care facility is not allowed to be an "operator" or "principal" in a Missouri long-term care facility.

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