Head of collapsed Skyline empire gets another reprieve in federal court
Jessica R. Towhey
Nov 07, 2023
The owner of a fast-rising and even faster-falling nursing home empire has been granted a temporary reprieve in federal court.
NY nursing home landlord, former operators to pay $7.2M in False Claims settlement
Feb 28, 2023
The landlord of an upstate New York nursing home and the unlicensed operators who ran the facility for years before its 2021 closure have agreed to pay nearly $7.2 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations.
Owner of collapsed Skyline chain close to plea agreement with federal prosecutors: report
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 22, 2023
The former head of a nursing home empire that grew quickly and crumbled even more quickly is close to reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would cover all pending criminal charges.
Lawsuit is bold reminder of states’ ownership blindspot
Dec 01, 2022
New York’s lawsuit targets the people and mechanisms that might have allowed low quality to take root. But it’s all of skilled nursing that suffers.
Disgraced nursing home operator Schwartz hit with new $7.7 million ruling
Aug 30, 2022
A disgraced nursing home owner must pay $7.7 million to a medical supply company, one of many debtors he owed after the collapse of Skyline Healthcare.
Former Skyline head Schwartz pleads not guilty in federal tax case
Feb 09, 2022
Former Skyline Healthcare owner Joseph Schwartz, accused of operating a $29.5 million tax fraud scheme, pleaded not guilty to the allegations in federal court on Monday.
DOJ charges former owner of bankrupt Skyline chain with 22 tax fraud, evasion counts worth $29 million
James M. Berklan
Jan 21, 2022
Former nursing home chain owner Joseph Schwartz was taken into custody Thursday afternoon to face more than 20 federal labor and income tax-related fraud charges, according to authorities.
Criminal case could remove controversial Skyline owner from Medicaid, Medicare programs
Dec 22, 2021
Three years after his nursing home operations imploded, leaving thousands of residents in danger and staff unpaid, former Skyline Healthcare owner Joseph Schwartz is facing criminal charges in Arkansas.
Skyline avoids class-action suit in Arkansas
Jun 18, 2018
A federal judge has dismissed a potential class action lawsuit against Skyline Highland Holdings — an entity connected to the operator whose homes went into receivership en masse this spring — ruling...
Two more states step in to help Skyline residents, staff
Jun 08, 2018
Arkansas and Pennsylvania were the latest states to seize control of facilities associated with the collapsing Skyline Healthcare nursing home chain. At least 76 Skyline-run facilities — some operating...