BOSTON: Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been criminally charged for their handling of the outbreak, the state’s attorney general said Friday.
Former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury, Attorney General Maura Healey told reporters. Each is charged with 10 counts five counts of criminal neglect five counts of serious bodily injury.
“We believe this is the first criminal case in the country brought against those involved in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Healey said.
The charges come three months after a scathing independent report said that utterly baffling decisions made by Walsh and other administrators allowed the virus…