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Published 2:58pm Friday, September 21, 2012

James Cheek, former president of Carraway, and Herschel Breig, former Carraway executive vice president, are serving five-year prison sentences after being found guilty of hiding about $5 million that should have been paid to cover employee payroll taxes at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.

Upon James Cheek’s imprisonment, his brother, Ted Cheek, was named president of Carraway. He works out of an office across from CMC off Lay Dam Road.

Last month, CMC employee Scott Cheek was arrested by Hempstead County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Department officers with the help of Clanton Police. Cheek was accused of illegally transferring hospital beds from a Carraway-owned facility in Hope, Ark. to CMC.

Cheek, the nephew of James Cheek and Ted Cheek, was maintenance supervisor at both hospitals at the time of the transfer, Chapin said last month.

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    Well, they haven’t kept their word! We were informed that this week our paychecks are going to be late again. Instead of receiving them on Friday like we are supposed to, we were told that the checks won’t be ready until Monday. I am going increasingly frustrated with this situation and also terrified that next time we may not even get a paycheck. We cannot work for free!

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