Columbia/HCA whistleblower attends governor’s debate
John Schillling attended the debate today between gubernatorial candidates Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink. Schilling was an account supervisor at Columbia/HCA while Scott was the CEO there. It was Schilling who went undercover for the FBI as a whistleblower, and helped build what would be the biggest Medicare fraud case in the country. Scott was never charged in the case.
Sink invited Schilling to attend the debate.
“I can’t say what he knew or didn’t know, but he should have known what was making up the majority of the revenues of the company,” Schilling told the Palm Beach Post.
Back in September Schilling told the Independent that the lead FBI agent in the case “told me directly he wanted Rick Scott, that he was a target.”
Scott has repeatedly denied he knew of any criminal activities at the company, but has also taken responsibility for the episode.