Bruce Rauner says he wasn’t involved with any alleged wrongdoing at a nursing home company once owned by his investment firm. That company, Trans Health Care, is the subject of a federal bankruptcy court trial because of claims associates of Rauner’s firm tried to avoid wrongful death lawsuits from families of residents of those homes by setting up shell corporations, moving liabilities to separate companies. Rauner says he helped the company only in its first year or so of existence.
“I personally believe the courts will find no wrongdoing by anyone, and these…these are a distraction,” Rauner said.
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A newly released document says Rauner actually served on the company’s board for four years. Paul Vallas, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant candidate governor, says he’s seeing a pattern in Rauner’s business dealings. Vallas is the running mate of Governor Pat Quinn.
“The drive to make profit at the expense of services (and) the drive to make profit at the expense of individuals,” Vallas said.
While Rauner’s former firm is named as a defendant in the court case, Rauner himself is not.