Jorge Carballo

Jorge Carballo, the former administrator of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, is charged with 9 counts of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly or disabled person. Although 12 patients died at the Broward County nursing home following Hurricane Irma in 2017, Jorge Carballo was charged with nine counts of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person or disabled person. The storm knocked out a transformer linking the main air-conditioning unit to the power grid at the nursing home, sending temperatures soaring. According to authorities, patients began dying at the rehabilitation center days after the devastating hurricane struck South Florida amid widespread power outages. Investigators said the center did not evacuate patients as temperatures inside began rising, even though a fully functional hospital was across the street. The state says the fault lies with Carballo - an administrator and CEO of the center because he failed to act accordingly, getting the elderly residents the help they needed when temperatures rose to what witnesses said was more that 108 degrees. The state says Carballo instead went home.