Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 5 2010
VANCOUVER – The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) announced today that Michelle Zabroski, 46, of Ridgefield was charged in Clark County Superior Court with one count of First Degree Theft and 32 counts of Medicaid False Statement.
Jul 28 2010
SPOKANE – The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) announced today that Dea Ann Wagner, 55, of Spokane, has pled guilty to First Degree Theft, Second Degree Theft and five counts of Medicaid False Statement in Spokane County for billing for care not provided to multiple recipients.
Jul 2 2010
 SPOKANE – The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) announced today that Paige Clark of Spokane pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid False Statement.
May 17 2010
 Producer of cystic fibrosis drug settles lawsuit over “off label marketing”OLYMPIA – The state’s recession-battered general fund will receive a $261,844 deposit thanks to the latest settlement with a drug manufacturer.
May 11 2010
 McKenna joins suit seeking millions owed to state’s Medicaid program OLYMPIA — Washington and 16 other states say the manufacturer of two drugs to fight acid reflux, heartburn and other stomach-related illnesses owes hundreds of millions of dollars to their Medicaid programs.
May 6 2010
 AstraZeneca accused of funding junkets for doctors, illegally marketing manic depression drug OLYMPIA – A drug manufacturer will pay Washington state nearly $10 million for improperly marketing Seroquel, a drug used to treat schizophrenia and manic depression.
Nov 12 2009
SPOKANE — Assistant Attorney General Dannette Allen and a team of investigators and support staff spend their days combing through bank records, computer records, sworn statements and tips from whistleblowers. Their goal: To find those fraudulently using the state’s Medicaid program as an income source.
Nov 3 2009
OLYMPIA—Attorney General Rob McKenna announced today that his Medicaid Fraud Unit participated in a settlement agreement that has generated a substantial payout from four drug companies accused of gaming a government health care program.
Sep 18 2009
OLYMPIA — Medicaid recipient Lawrence Whitish died on Aug. 12, 2008. But a state’s attorney says his granddaughter – a government-funded care provider – continued to bill Medicaid for his ongoing care and claimed he was “fine.”
Sep 2 2009
Attorney General McKenna today announced two major settlements between the government and pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Inc.  The company will pay $2.3 billion to states and the federal in a historic Medicaid fraud settlement and $33 million more to settle states’ claims of unfair and deceptive marketing practices.