The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pennsylvania is reporting that Danbury Hospital CFO William Roe was arrested on federal wire fraud and interstate transport of stolen funds charges on Aug. 17 – and has since been arrested on still more charges.
The government alleges that Roe was in contact with Danbury Hospital CEO Dr. John Murphy just hours after his arrest on federal wire fraud and interstate transport of stolen funds charges.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Kale told The Times-Tribune that prosecutors believe Roe’s communication with Muphy amounts to witness tampering and obstruction of justice.
Despite the warnings, Mr. Roe placed hourly phone calls to Dr. Murphy and fired off a series of e-mails, including one saying he wanted the case against him to “go away,” prosecutors said.
In one e-mail sent four hours after his arraignment, Mr. Roe wrote to Dr. Murphy, “Let’s talk, if you don’t believe we can work something out. I’d really like to get the prison option out of the way.”
The e-mail refers to money Mr. Roe apparently owes the hospital and suggests the hospital garnish his salary to “pay back Danbury.”
Roe was appointed CFO at Danbury Hospital in March 2009, according to The Times-Tribune.
Expect more soon on NewsTimes.com.