American Senior Communities execs out after FBI raid
Two more American Senior Communities executives have left the company in the wake of last month's FBI raid, which led to the termination of the company's CEO.
The company's chief operating officer, Dan Benson, was fired, and chief financial Roger Werner resigned, the chain announced in a press release Friday. Cousins Mark and Blake Jackson, members of the family that owns ASC, will serve as acting CEO and COO, respectively. David Justice will serve as acting CFO.
ASC “does not anticipate any other leadership departures,” and is actively looking for permanent replacements for the CEO, COO and CFO positions, the press release said.
FBI officials raided ASC's headquarters, as well as CEO James Burkhart's home, last month. Officials have not released details into the cause for the investigation, but reports noted the presence of agents wearing Medicare Fraud Control Unit jackets at both locations. Burkhart was fired the following week.
The company operates nearly 100 skilled nursing, hospice and assisted living facilities in Indiana and Kentucky.