May 24, 2011

Administrator Of Haven Healthcare Sentenced

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A former administrator of the defunct Haven Healthcare nursing home of Jewett City was sentenced Monday to three years’ probation for obstructing a federal criminal investigation.

Kimberly Boccacio, 40, of Pomfret Center, was interviewed by federal agents in 2008 as part of a larger investigation into the nursing home chain. She told investigators she had seen a resident of the Jewett City nursing home sign a resident admissions’ agreement, when, in fact, she knew the signature was a forgery, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In August 2009, she pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a federal criminal investigation.

Federal investigators began a probe of the Haven Healthcare chain in 2007, after a series of stories in the Hartford Courant detailed the chain’s financial problems and patient-care violations. Haven filed for bankruptcy.

The investigation already has resulted in the convictions of Haven’s chief executive officer, Raymond Termini; director of cash management, Fred Dalicandro, and regional accounts manager Serena Sylvia.

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