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No criminal charges for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital officials
Monterey Herald

A former Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital CEO and two current board members will not be charged with criminal financial conflicts of interest after an investigation by the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.

At an early Thursday news conference, District Attorney Dean Flippo and Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Spitz announced neither the hospital’s previous top administrator Sam Downing nor board members Harry Wardwell and Jim Gattis will face charges related to allegations they had a financial stake in decisions they made or recommended.