Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Apr 30 2014
In response to allegations that it knowingly overbilled the state over an eight-year period, a Tacoma-based physician group will pay $259,649 to the state’s Medicaid program.
Mar 31 2014
The Attorney General’s Office today filed charges in King County Superior Court against a Federal Way man the state alleges fraudulently obtained more than  $15,000 from the state and federal government in three different schemes involving Medicaid, food stamps and social security.
Mar 3 2014
The Attorney General’s Office on Friday filed charges in Thurston County Superior Court against a woman the state alleges billed Washington Medicaid for more than $87,000 in healthcare provider services while living in Nevada.
Feb 21 2014
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a $173 million global settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals. Endo makes the Lidoderm 5% patch commonly used in treating shingles. Washington's share of the settlement is more than $1 million, which will be split between Washington’s State Medicaid program and the federal government.
Jan 22 2014
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion to intervene in a civil lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Jan 21 2014
A King County woman was sentenced today to a month of community service and ordered to pay full restitution after being convicted of First Degree Theft and four other felony counts of Medicaid False Statement.  
Dec 12 2013
A King County woman entered a guilty plea today in Thurston County Superior Court after the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) charged her with First Degree theft and four other felony counts of Medicaid False Statement.
Nov 26 2013
The Washington State Attorney General’s Office today announced that a mother and son, who were contracted to provide care to a home-healthcare program client in Spokane, pleaded guilty to stealing $17,696 from state and federal health care programs.
Nov 4 2013
Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to pay $1.72B to resolve health care fraud allegations against government programs Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that Washington has joined with other states and the federal government in a global settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson (J & J) and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to resolve civil allegations of unlawful marketing practices to promote the sales of their atypical antipsychotic drugs, Risperdal and Invega.
Sep 26 2013
Check arrives before American Indian Day on Sept. 27 Attorney General Bob Ferguson presented a $138,721 grant to the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) to develop its new Chronic Pain Management Project patient registry. The registry will help SIHB health care providers identify and create individualized service plans for patients with chronic pain and other diagnoses.

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