The NY Daily News had a great article on the case of nursing home Administrator Ruby Weston. After years of delays, was justice served? Ruby Weston operated two "non-profit" nursing homes that were funded by taxpayers’ money in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the facade of non-profit, Ruby Weston and her family profited from these homes by robbing the facilities of the funds needed to properly care for the residents.
After years of this hoax, her fraudulent and questionable financial dealings were revealed by the press in 2004. Finally, after charges were brought against her eight years ago, she is finally paying only $871,000 in a settlement. Of this settlement, $821,000 will go to supplement the Marcus Garvey Home and $50,000 will go to paying the state for legal expenses. Pretty good deal considering she paid herself personal paychecks of upwards of $380,000 in 2009, a bonus of $500,000 after construction of the Ruby Weston Manner in 1995, an annual salary of $500,000 to herself and upwards of $1 million to her son.
“It is inexcusable for someone to profit at the expense of elderly, frail and vulnerable New Yorkers in nursing homes,” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
“I’m glad to hear about the money, but what it comes down to is that residents were cheated for years and years from the care they deserved,” said Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition and a longtime advocate for nursing home residents. “It’s sad.”