Friday, April 15, 2011

Details Emerge In Abe Martinez' Guilty Plea

Ex-LMC chief guilty

Man forced bribes, evaded taxes in scheme at hospital
By DENISE BLAZ
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Friday, April 15, 2011 4:41 AM CDT
Former Laredo Medical Center CEO Abraham “Abe” Martinez quietly pleaded guilty in February to federal conspiracy to commit bribery and tax evasion after local doctors claimed they were required to pay Martinez monthly fees to keep their contracts with the hospital.
Martinez’s wife, Argelia Martinez, pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

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