Over the last year, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare has been under intense scrutiny. Three state audits focused on the CEO’s compensation and the generous severance packages for him and 10 other top executives.
Former CEO Richard Topping was earning far more than his state mandated salary of $204,195. And he just took a severance of $1.7 million. He’s been publicly silent until now. He spoke to WFAE Monday night, after he was immediately removed and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services took control of the Charlotte company that coordinates behavioral health care for 850,000 people in 20 counties.