Ottawa Hospital denies defaming former director accused in kickback scheme

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The Ottawa Hospital is denying it defamed or slandered one of its former directors whom it accused of taking part in an illegal kickback scheme that allegedly involved fraud, embezzlement and misappropriation of hospital funds.

The denial comes in its response to a countersuit filed earlier this month by Brock Marshall, who spent 28 years working for the hospital and served as its director of engineering and operations before retiring in 2015.

Marshall was one of two longtime Ottawa Hospital directors named in a statement of claim filed in January 2016 by the hospital, which alleged that they defrauded the institution in exchange for luxury vacations, free or inexpensive cars, and other family favours.

Read more at CBC News Ottawa

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.