INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A company that was part of an ethics investigation
into a top Republican lawmaker is being sold to an Ohio company as part of
a $2.3 billion deal.
Business Journal reports HealthLease Properties is being sold for $950
million to Ohio's Health Care REIT. HealthLease is part of a business
model that House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner battled to protect during the
2014 legislative session.
The Ohio company
also agreed to buy 45 nursing home projects from Turner's family company
for $1.4 billion when they are completed.
Ethics Committee determined that Turner didn't violate any ethics rules
when he lobbied privately to kill a proposed ban on nursing home
construction. But the panel also said Turner's actions merited a review of