Kansas attorney general investigating 2 closed hospitals

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Attorney General's office says it executed a search warrant at a southeast Kansas hospital that closed last month.

The Pittsburg Sun reports the search warrant was executed in February at Oswego Community Hospital, about a week after the hospital and two other medical facilities in Labette County closed.

C.J. Grover, spokesman attorney general Derek Schmidt, confirmed the search warrant but declined to comment further.

On Tuesday, the Horton Community Hospital in Brown County also closed. Grover told 13 NEWS on Monday that they are investigating the Horton Hospital, but wouldn't say why.

The hospitals were once run by EmpowerHMS, which has had several hospitals close across the country.

Jorge Perez and EmpowerHMS were named in a federal lawsuit alleging he and his company were part of an illegal billing scheme.