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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

REM to pay $1.5 million after allegations of submitting false claims to Medicaid

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that REM Connecticut Community Services Inc. agreed to a $1.5 settlement after allegations that the company submitted false claims to Medicaid.

Connecticut attorney general announces settlement with local health care provider

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that Dr. Naimentulla Syed has agreed to a $422,641.70 joint federal-state settlement to resolve allegations of submitting false claims to Medicaid and Medicare. Syed will also enter a compliance program.

Connecticut looking into possible concrete aggregate issue at Becker's Quarry

HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris announced a decision with Joseph J. Mottes Co. and the Becker Construction Co.