Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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.
Jun 15 2009
As The Mirror reported on May 5, a Federal Way man has been charged with theft for draining his 93-year-old mother’s bank accounts.
Jun 10 2009
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that Washington state will receive more than $2.6 million as part of a $95.5 million global settlement with Aventis Pharmaceutical, Inc, to resolve allegations that Aventis and its corporate predecessors shortchanged taxpayer-funded health care programs.
Sep 11 2008
OLYMPIA –A Grays Harbor woman is accused of fraudulently billing the state for 13 months of in-care for a Medicaid recipient. The problem, according to the Attorney General’s Office, is that she was married to him.
Jul 7 2008
OLYMPIA – A King County former nursing facility employee and a Spokane County Medicaid Personal Services individual care provider were charged last week with several felonies related to Medicaid Fraud.
Jul 1 2008
OLYMPIA — A former Spokane County adult family home operator was sentenced yesterday for six felony counts of Medicaid fraud.
Feb 21 2008
SPOKANE— The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today filed six felony counts against a Spokane County woman claiming to have provided care services. 
Feb 6 2008
OLYMPIA— An employee of a Pierce County nursing facility pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree theft, one count of second-degree theft and three counts of forgery.
Jan 31 2008
OLYMPIA—The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit today filed nine felony counts against a Clark County woman accused of falsely billing for services.
Dec 18 2007
Olympia - The Attorney General’s Office announced today the sentencing of care givers in Spokane and Lincoln counties. The care givers pled guilty to charges of Medicaid fraud in separate and unrelated cases.