NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A hospital executive facing bribery charges in a federal corruption case has been fired by his board.

The New York Times says David Rosen, chief executive of MediSys Health Network, has been replaced with his second-in-command.

He’s among eight people charged last week with participating in a federal influence-peddling case. They include state Sen. Carl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.; they have not yet entered pleas.

Prosecutors said Rosen was accused of getting favorable treatment from state officials for his health care organization.

MediSys is a nonprofit sponsor of four hospitals, three nursing homes and several health centers in Queens and Brooklyn.
The Times says the board voted to replace Rosen on Monday.

His attorney, Robert Morvillo, said Rosen maintains his innocence.

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