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Spring Hill couple accused of operating unlicensed nursing home

SPRING HILL — State officials have arrested a Spring Hill couple on charges that they operated an assisted living facility without a license and neglected residents there, according to the state Attorney General's Office.

Frank Leggio, 53, and Myrna Leggio, 52, were taken into custody by officers with Attorney General Bill McCollum's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators said Myrna Leggio had been licensed to operate an adult family care home but relinquished that license in April 2007 and was ordered not to apply for another license for four years.

According to the Attorney General's Office, residents at the Leggio's unlicensed facility "were often left unattended for long periods of time and were medically neglected."

Frank and Myrna Leggio have each been charged with a single count of operating an assisted living facility without a license and two counts of neglect of an elderly or disabled adult, both third-degree felonies.

If convicted of all counts, they each face up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

They each remained in custody at the Hernando County Jail Thursday in lieu of $9,000 bail.

Spring Hill couple accused of operating unlicensed nursing home 01/07/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:28pm]
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