State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General News

Connecticut rehabilitation center allegedly violated False Claims Act, to pay nearly $1.4 million

By Mark Iandolo | May 7, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced April 27 that New Era Rehabilitation Center and its co-founders and owners, Dr. Ebenezer Kolade and Dr. Christina Kolade, will pay $1,378,533 after allegations of false claims.

New leadership at the CFPB means state AGs will be more active in financial consumer protection

By Karen Kidd | Apr 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Some states will be even more active in financial consumer protection enforcement now that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new director has made it clear the bureau will stay out of the way, an expert on state attorneys general said during a recent interview.

Connecticut General Assembly urged to adopt ban on credit agencies charging credit freeze fees

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 2, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced March 15 that he has submitted testimony to the General Assembly’s Banks Committee in support of legislation that would ban the three major credit rating agencies in the U.S. from charging fees to place or remove credit security freezes.

Connecticut: Behavioral health center to pay nearly $900,000 after alleged violations

By Mark Iandolo | Dec 12, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Dec. 8 that APT Foundation Inc. (APT), a behavioral health and substance use disorder services provider, and its chief executive officer Lynn Madden, will pay $883,859 after allegations of submitting improper claims for payment to the state’s Medicaid Program.

Connecticut targets behavioral health specialist for alleged massive Medicaid fraud scam

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 23, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a False Claims Act lawsuit Oct. 11 against Waterbury behavioral health provider Elijah Caldwell.

Connecticut targets dentist who allegedly defrauded Medicaid out of $900,000

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 2, 2017

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against a Fairfield dentist over allegations of defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

Connecticut settles with Hartford Dispensary for $627,000 after alleged False Claims Act violations

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 11, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Sept. 7 that the Hartford Dispensary will pay $627,000 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act by falsely certifying to federal and state officials that it had a current medical director.

Connecticut settles with Palmco Power over allegations of deceiving consumers

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 22, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz announced Aug. 17 that electric supply company Palmco Power CT LLC will pay $5 million to the state of Connecticut after allegations of deceiving consumers about the company’s rates.

Connecticut AG files lawsuit against family practitioner for alleged Medicaid scam

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 17, 2017

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced on July 13 that his office filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Dr. Ramil Mansourov and his company, Ramil Mansourov LLC.

Connecticut AG joins bipartisan coalition evaluating drug makers' role in opioid crisis

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 27, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 15 that he is working with a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general to determine whether pharmaceutical manufacturers engage in unlawful practices while selling prescription opioids.

Connecticut dentist barred from Medicaid participation for 10 years

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 14, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced June 6 that a Stamford-based dentist, Georgy Betser, his wife, Irina Betser, and their companies will forfeit $755,956.30 and be excluded from participation in the state's Medicaid program for 10 years after False Claims Act violation allegations.

Connecticut alleges EPA has failed to act on anti-pollution petition

By Mark Iandolo | May 22, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced May 17 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging it is failing to take timely action on a petition from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Connecticut targets Fairfield County doctor, husband for alleged False Claims Act violations

By Mark Iandolo | Feb 17, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced a lawsuit Feb. 2 against a Fairfield County doctor and her husband, a University of Connecticut employee, for alleged violations of the Connecticut False Claims Act.

Connecticut home health care provider pays $5.25 million to settle false claim allegations

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 24, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced Jan. 12 that Family Care Visiting Nurse and Home Care Agency LLC (FCVNA) and owners David and Rita Krett have agreed to a $5.25 million settlement after allegations of submitting false claims to the state’s Medicaid program.

States settle with Hyundai, Kia for $41.2M

By Mark Iandolo | Nov 1, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced last week that the state will receive $1,490,190 from a multistate settlement with automakers Hyundai and Kia after allegations the companies misrepresented mileage and fuel economy ratings.

RBS Securities to pay $120 million settlement related to financial crisis

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 11, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez have announced a settlement with RBS Securities Inc. The company will pay $120 million after alleged problems with its underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Conn. AG appeals judge’s order to revamp education policy

By Tara Mapes | Sep 28, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – In a response to a Sept. 7 decision ordering Connecticut to revamp its school system, Attorney General George Jepson announced the state’s appeal on Sep. 15.

Conn. dentist settles for $1.3 million after allegations of violating state laws

By Mark Iandolo | Sep 2, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Dr. Jesus Villegas and his pediatric dental practices – Fairfield Pediatric Dentistry LLC in Milford and Haven Pediatric Dentistry LLC in West Haven – will pay $1,367,466 to resolve allegations of violating sate laws.

Connecticut dentist to pay $717,046 for alleged scheme to improperly bill Medicaid

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 16, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Dr. Douglas Macko and his dental practice have been ordered by a superior court judge to pay $717,046 in restitution after allegations of violating the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUPTA).

Barclays to pay $93.35 million after allegedly manipulating benchmark recession interest rates

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 10, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has announced Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays Capital Inc. will pay $93.35 million in restitution to government and nonprofit entities after alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates during the financial crisis.

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