DA Tony Lawrence: SRHS under criminal investigation by his office, FBI, state auditor

PASCAGOULA, Mississippi — Singing River Health System is under criminal investigation by District Attorney Tony Lawrence’s office, the FBI and the state auditor’s office, Lawrence confirmed today.

“An investigative plan has been formed, and it’s in its early stages,” Lawrence said this morning. “A lot of lawyers have assisted in giving me information that started the questioning process.”

Details are few this early in the process.

“The rules and the law of the state of Mississippi limit what can be discussed when there is ongoing criminal investigation, and the reason for that is it’s designed to protect the innocent and also to ensure that we get the guilty,” Lawrence said.

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1/21/15