(AP) — The former CEO of Pace Airlines has agreed to a deal to reimburse 150 employees nearly $445,000 in unpaid medical claims stemming from his failure to pay health-insurance premiums.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports that William Rodgers accepted the deal in Forsyth County Superior Court on Thursday.
The 62-year-old Rodgers agreed to enter a deferred prosecution program to avoid jail time for willful failure to pay group health-insurance premiums to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and willful failure to deliver notice to employees.
He has 21 days to have his insurance policy make the payment.
Rodgers will be on unsupervised probation for a year and has to complete 200 hours of community service within 300 days. If he complies, the N.C. Attorney General's Office will voluntarily dismiss all charges.