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Who is James Burkhart, subject of FBI raid?

Posted: 5:05 AM, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-16 05:05:24-04

CARMEL, Ind. -- The FBI raided the house of James Burkhart Tuesday morning, in connection to an investigation into Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements and possible kickbacks.

Burkhart, 50, is currently the CEO of American Senior Communities.

American Senior Communities has 94 locations all over the midwest, providing mostly nursing home care and rehabilitation.

Previously, Burkhart was a manager at Ernst & Young for six years, a service company that helps other companies run their businesses, also known as a professional services firm. Ernst & Young has a location in Indianapolis on Monument Circle. In 2011, Ernst & Young was the third largest company of its kind, Reuters reported.

Burkhart has worked in the senior health care industry for more than 20 years, according to Bloomberg Business.

Burkhart is also the chairman of the board of directors for IHCA, the Indiana Health Care Association. He is one of 12 members on the board, with other leaders in care organizations.

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The IHCA released the following statement upon learning of Tuesday's raid:

The Indiana Health Care Association just learned of the investigation this morning. We will continue to gather information as it becomes available.  Right now, our most important priority is the care of the Hoosiers in our 330 member centers across the state.

Burkhart is currently a board member with Brebeuf Jesuit school, Eskenazi Health Foundation, and is also the board chairman of the Indiana Health Care Association.

Burkhart used to be a CPA, but his license expired in 1997.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article said he was still a CPA.

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