Ex-care center owner charged with manslaughter, racketeering
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s attorney general has charged 10 people following an investigation into the death of a 72-year-old man and other abuses at a northern Minnesota care center.
The most serious charges include racketeering, swindling and manslaughter counts against Theresa Lee Olson, the former owner of the now-closed center, Chappy’s Golden Shores in Hill City. The defendants are also accused of bilking the state’s Medicaid program out of over $2 million.
Attorney General Ellison says his office is holding them accountable for what he alleges was “systematic, intolerable abuse and neglect” that led to one death, as well as widespread fraud and theft.
The charges were filed Monday in Aitkin County District Court.
Olson did not immediately return a message seeking comment, and court records don’t list an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
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