The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2016 Press Releases
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State Settles with Psychiatrist who Allegedly Submitted False Claims to the Connecticut Medicaid Program
A New Haven and Fairfield-based psychiatrist and her husband will pay $400,000 to settle a civil False Claims Act lawsuit originally filed by the Attorney General in June 2015 alleging that the couple engaged in a long term scheme to submit false claims for services provided to Medicaid patients in Connecticut. The settlement agreement was approved last week by a Hartford Superior Court judge, Attorney General George Jepsen said.
Attorney General Jepsen: State Consumer Protection Claims Settled in Agreement with Volkswagen over Emissions Fraud
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that, under a settlement with state attorneys general, Volkswagen will pay more than $570 million for violating state laws prohibiting unfair or deceptive trade practices by marketing, selling and leasing certain diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed emissions defeat devices designed to circumvent emissions standards.
Attorney General and Department of Consumer Protection Warn Consumers about Crowdsourcing Scams
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the Office of the Attorney General are issuing a warning to Connecticut consumers about crowdsourcing scams. Crowdsourcing is a strategy that some people or organizations use to raise or solicit money for a charitable cause.
AG Jepsen Assumes Presidency of National Association of Attorneys General
Attorney General George Jepsen was formally elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General at a ceremony held last evening during the organization's Summer Meeting, which was held this week in Burlington, Vt.
Attorney General Issues Proposed Final Decision in Greater Waterbury Health Network, Prospect Hospital Conversion Application
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General today issued its proposed final decision on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. The proposed final decision approves the transaction, but places certain conditions on its approval.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear Gun Lawsuit Appeal
"Sensible gun safety legislation works. The Supreme Court's action today in declining to hear this appeal affirms that the reforms enacted in Connecticut following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School were reasonable, sensible and lawful."
AG Jepsen: Connecticut Residents to Begin Receiving Refunds from eBook Lawsuit Settlement with Apple, Inc.
Consumers in Connecticut will begin receiving account credits or checks on Tuesday, June 21, through the settlement of the eBook price-fixing lawsuit against Apple, Inc. brought by Attorney General George Jepsen and 32 other states in 2012.
Former Group Home Operator Agrees to Pay $1.5M to Resolve Joint State and Federal Investigation
The state and federal government have reached a $1.5 million joint settlement with a former Connecticut group home operator to resolve allegations that the company submitted claims paid by Medicaid for interest expenses that were not allowable under the state's cost reporting guidelines, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
State Enters Joint Federal-State Settlement with Newtown Psychiatrist Resolving False Claims Allegations
A Newtown psychiatrist has agreed to a $422,641.70 joint federal-state settlement and will enter into a compliance program to resolve allegations that he submitted false claims for payments to Connecticut's Medicaid program and to Medicare, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
Attorney General Issues Proposed Final Decision in ECHN, Prospect Hospital Conversion Application
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General today issued its proposed final decision on the application for a joint venture between the Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc. The proposed final decision approves the transaction, but places certain conditions on its approval.
AG Jepsen Joins Coalition of Attorneys General Asking Congress to Fund CDC Gun Violence Research
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 13 other attorneys general in asking Congressional leadership to immediately direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for research into the causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death.
State Reaches Agreement Taking Concrete Products from Two Eastern Conn. Companies off Residential Foundation Market
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris announced today that the Joseph J. Mottes Company and the Becker Construction Company have voluntarily agreed to stop selling material or product containing aggregate from Becker's Quarry in Willington for use in residential concrete foundations in Connecticut until June 2017. The state investigation into deteriorating foundations in eastern Connecticut continues.
State Joins Joint State-Federal Settlement with Wyeth Resolving Allegations of Underpaying Rebates
Connecticut will take part in a global $784.6 million settlement with drug-maker Wyeth to resolve allegations that the company knowingly underpaid rebates owed under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program for the sales of the drug Protonix, Attorney General George Jepsen, Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby announced today.
State Reaches Agreement with Amphastar Providing Rebates for State and Municipal Naloxone Purchases, Will Receive Donation of 500 Doses of Life-saving Drug from Kaléo
The state has reached an agreement with California drug-manufacturer Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that will provide a $6 rebate for every dose of naloxone – also known by the brand name Narcan – that is purchased by a state, municipal or local town agency in Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
Attorney General, DCP: Multistate Action Settles Claims against Two Sham Cancer Charities
Two nationwide sham cancer charities have been dissolved and their president is banned from profiting from any charity fundraising in the future under a settlement reached with Connecticut, all 49 other states, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris announced today.