Brothers plead guilty in nursing home fraud

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Former nursing home owners Joel K. Logan of Norwell and his younger brother, Todd Logan of Braintree, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Norfolk Superior Court to charges stemming from the theft of tens of thousands of dollars from patients, employees and the government.

Judge Janet Sanders ordered them to pay restitution and sentenced them to five years probation. Another brother, Gregory Logan, is awaiting trail.

In 2006, a grand jury handed up 26 indictments against Joel Logan, 53, Todd Logan, 47, and their nephew, Gregory J. Logan, 44, of Kingston as well as the nursing home corporations themselves. Gregory Logan is awaiting trail.

Each is facing lengthy prison sentences and thousands of dollars in fines and restitution.

The Attorney General’s Medicare Fraud Control Unit prosecuted the case.

Gregory Logan, who was the administrator of one of the nursing homes, was charged with conspiracy and embezzlement of residents’ funds. His case is pending.

An investigation began in 2002 when the state Division of Healthcare Finance and Policy reported three of the five homes had misspent nearly $30,000 in state money earmarked to raise wages for nursing home workers.

In 2004, after workers had endured frequent bounced paychecks, the homes were placed under receivership because of alleged mismanagement and concern for patient safety. The homes were later sold or closed.

The Logan family once owned and operated the Elihu White Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Braintree, the Pond Meadow Healthcare Facility in Weymouth, the Atrium Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Marlboro, the Logan Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Braintree, and Crestview Healthcare Facility in Quincy.

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