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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

OLYMPIA — In a case brought by the Attorney General, the owner of a wheelchair company that fraudulently delivered 119 used or refurbished wheelchairs to the poor and disabled across the state was convicted on felony charges Sept. 25 in Thurston County Superior Court.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against Michael Mann, owner of Wheelchairs Plus Inc., in Thurston County Superior Court. The AGO alleges Mann committed the crimes of First Degree Theft and Medicaid False Statement when he fraudulently provided 119 Medicaid recipients with used or refurbished wheelchairs while billing Medicaid as if they were new.  Mann billed the State Medicaid system a total of $606,980 for the wheelchairs.
EVERETT — A Lynnwood woman must repay Washington state more than $200,000 for workers’ comp benefits she received fraudulently.
Spokane – A Spokane woman stands accused of raking in more than $100,000 in disability benefits while working with her husband to operate his motel, and their nightclub and apartment building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a motion to intervene in a civil lawsuit against Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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.