After being charged with assault and trespassing stemming from an alleged incident with the husband of one of its employees, Highmark CEO Kenneth Melani was terminated from his post as chief executive.

The Pittsburgh-based licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association confirmed on Sunday that its board had terminated Melani “for cause." A police affidavit noted the charges stemmed from an incident in which he allegedly fought with the husband of a woman with whom he was having an affair. The woman was a Highmark employee, the affidavit said.

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