On December 2020, Philip Esformes walked out of prison after spending over four years, mainly in solitary confinement. Leaving the prison weighed about 130 pounds after receiving clemency from former President Donald Trump.
Esformes was a former executive that oversaw a large network of skilled nurses and assisted living facilities and was arrested in 2016.
A former executive overseeing a network of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, Esformes was arrested in 2016. The prosecutors, who were found to have committed substantial misconduct throughout the case, alleged he paid doctors under the table to send patients his way and subsequently charged Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary treatments. The government held him without bond in the years leading up to his trial, placing him in solitary. He was ultimately found guilty of money laundering and related charges, as well as bribing regulators to give him notice of upcoming inspections so he could attempt to obscure shoddy conditions at those facilities.