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Former nursing home operator starts prison sentence

Last week, a jury convicted a Pennsylvania nursing home operator of several charges of nursing home abuse and neglect, including involuntary manslaughter. The involuntary manslaughter stemmed from the October 2001 death of an 88 year-old resident who wandered outside of her nursing home residence on a cold night. The 88 year-old victim died after being trapped outside in the cold. The nursing home operator began starting her five year sentence at a West Virginia federal prison for health care fraud. Once that is complete, she will serve up to three and a half years in state prison.

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