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Conflicts of interest complicate San Leandro Hospital deal
The Mercury News

Eden Township Healthcare District’s plan to give up to $20 million to troubled San Leandro Hospital may conflict with state conflict-of-interest laws aimed at preventing what is known as “self-dealing” by public officials, some experts say. Three out of five board members voted late last month in favor of raising the money for the hospital, ceding to the requests of other public officials and community members who said the hospital’s doors would close without Eden’s support.