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Former Schneider CEO Arrested Again for Attempted Fraud

Already convicted last year of lying on his government job application, Rodney E. Miller Sr. was arrested again this week for allegedly trying to back up his story by presenting false evidence during trial.
A Justice Department release said Miller, the former chief executive officer at Schneider Regional Medical Center, had turned himself into authorities Thursday and will appear in Magistrate’s Court for his advice of rights hearing Friday morning. Bail has so far been set at $10,000, according to Justice Department spokeswoman Sara Lezama.
This is the third time Miller has been arrested — the first time was in August 2008, when Justice officials charged that Miller tried to cover up a 1996 criminal conviction by providing false statements to the government on his employment application at Schneider Regional.
On that application, Miller stated that he had received an "honorable or general" discharge instead of disclosing that he had actually received a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Navy after pleading guilty during a court martial to attempted larceny, obstruction of justice and fraud.
Miller was convicted when the case went to trial in February 2009, but Justice officials are now charging that Miller, through his attorney, attempted at the time to use a fraudulent military identification card as evidence.
"The card, which appeared to be a Navy identification card bearing Miller’s name and photography with the issue date Feb. 28, 2009 and an expiration date Sept. 28, 2002, showed the words ‘active duty’ and was labeled as a ‘defense exhibit’ for presentation to the court," according to a Justice Department release issued Thursday.
The department’s case centers around testimony provided by an attorney with the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps in Washington, D.C., who testified during the trial that Miller was not entitled to a military identification card since his file didn’t indicate he had been returned to active duty after being discharged in April 2000.
A warrant for Miller’s arrest was issued earlier this month, charging him with one count each of preparing false evidence, offering false documents in evidence and attempted fraudulent claims upon the government.
Meanwhile, the ex-Schneider Regional head and three of his former colleagues — former Schneider Regional CEO Amos Carty Jr., former chief executive officer Peter Najawicz and former hospital board chairwoman June A. Adams — are expected to go on trial in June on another set of charges ranging from embezzlement to perjury.

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