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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Schulte, accused CEO of city-owned hospital, fired

  • He's accused of padding travel expenses.


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  • The chief executive of a city-owned Redwood Falls hospital has been fired after he was accused of double-dipping on travel expenses.
    The Redwood Falls City Council in a unanimous voted Tuesday evening agreed to terminate Redwood Area Hospital CEO Jim Schulte. He was charged this week with two gross misdemeanors.
    A criminal complaint accuses Schulte of being reimbursed about $1,000 by a medical imaging equipment company for travel from August 2010 through November 2011. Schulte is a director for the company, Central Minnesota Diagnostic Inc. The complaint says Schulte also filed for reimbursement from the city for the same trips, and the city paid.
    KLGR (http://bit.ly/O3r91B ) reports about 20 people attended the meeting in support of Schulte. He did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
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