CareOne LLC, the Fort Lee-based nursing and assisted living home, is involved in a bitter legal dispute between the company and a former senior executive over allegations of kickbacks, theft and sexually improper behavior. The dispute, which began roughly two years ago, involves at six suits filed in four different New Jersey courts.
The latest suit, which was filed earlier this month, involves accusations from CareOne and two related companies stating that William G. Burris Jr., a former executive vice president of construction and development, conspired to "convert, steal and embezzle millions of dollars."
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office also is looking into the case, prompted by CareOne’s referral, Brian Lynch, chief of the prosecutor’s white collar crime unit said last week. In response to the suit, Burris claims that the company wrongly fired him in retaliation for his effort to stop a pattern of sexual improprieties against female employees allegedly committed by CareOne owner Daniel E. Straus.
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