CEO of Nevada Health Center Faces Indictment for Misappropriating Federal Grants
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CEO of Nevada Health Center Faces Indictment for Misappropriating Federal Grants

An indictment has been filed against the CEO of a Nevada-based healthcare organization on charges of embezzling federal grant money meant to support services for the underprivileged.

David Ryan Linden, 35, is the CEO of Silver State Health Services, LLC, a Las Vegas-based limited liability company that is not for profit, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

According to an indictment, Linden claimed that $735,200 of the grant funds would be used to pay for personnel expenditures for the health center when she submitted for federal grant money from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

In February 2019, Silver State Health Services received that sum of money.

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In June 2019, $357,000 was taken out of the award by Silver State Health Services and transferred into their bank account, as per the indictment.

A firm named Freedom Infusions, LLC, which had nothing to do with the award or Silver State Health Services, added Linden as a signatory to their bank account on June 16, 2019.

According to the authorities, Linden moved $340,000 in federal grant funds from Silver State Health Services to Freedom Infusions on June 24, 2019, and it was “allegedly used for the benefit of others.”

On August 27, 2024, a jury trial is set to begin.

The maximum statutory sentence of ten years in prison awaits Linden in the event of a conviction.

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