Herald-Leader: Costly penalties for Passport self-dealing

In an extraordinary act of self-dealing, four members of the board of directors of Passport Health Plan, a nonprofit which provides care to the poor using public money, voted to lower a surplus on the books by paying large sums to the health care organizations they represented.

Describing this money shuffle as both illegal and improper, Attorney General Jack Conway announced last week that he’s struck a deal to get $26.4 million back from the four member organizations involved, amounting to about 90 cents on the dollar.

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