Hacienda HealthCare CEO sentenced for misusing state funds

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Friday, November 19, 2021 - 3:30pm
Updated: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 1:04pm

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Hacienda HealthCare
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Hacienda HealthCare in south Phoenix.

The former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix has been sentenced, after being indicted in August 2020 for intentionally misallocating state funds.

William Timmons was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, as well as hundreds of thousands in financial restitution.

Timmons and his chief financial officer were accused of "an elaborate white collar fraud scheme that bilked Arizona taxpayers out of millions of dollars,” according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

The office says Timmons used separate businesses to sell medical supplies to Hacienda at inflated prices in order to avoid repayments of state funds. 

Timmons stepped down as CEO in 2019, when a patient in a vegetative state unexpectedly gave birth after being sexually assaulted by a Hacienda employee.

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