When Broward Health was hit with investigations by the state and FBI, the seven public health care commissioners hired Fort Lauderdale lawyer Mitchell Berger to defend them.
Berger’s job was to “assist” in responding to the widespread state Office of Inspector General’s examination of Broward Health’s contracts. The hospital system has been full of rumors and allegations that commissioners were leaning on staff to sign lucrative deals with favored businesses.
“My job is to clear the commission,” Berger told Browardbeat.com.
Clearly, he fulfilled his job with his report. He presented a lengthy document last week that found commissioners had done nothing wrong.
However, he blamed the staff for most of the problems at the system. After all, it was the commissioners and not the staff that hired him and was paying him: