The Office of Attorney General William Tong
2018 Press Releases
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State Reaches False Claims Act Settlement with Norwich Behavioral Health Practice
A Norwich behavioral health practice and its co-owners, a mother and her daughter who are both licensed behavioral health clinicians, have agreed to a $300,000 settlement to resolve alleged violations of Connecticut's False Claims Act, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
Conn. Enters Joint State-Federal False Claims Act Settlement with Waterford Behavioral Health Provider
The state and federal governments have reached a joint settlement resolving allegations that a Waterford psychologist submitted false claims for behavioral health services she never provided to her Connecticut Medicaid patients, Attorney General George Jepsen and Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
State Initiates False Claims Act, Breach of Contract Lawsuit against Norwich Behavioral Health Provider
The state has initiated a lawsuit alleging violations of the Connecticut False Claims Act and breach of contract by a licensed professional counselor from Norwich who is accused of billing the state's Medicaid program for services not provided, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
State Reaches Settlement in False Claims Act Lawsuit against Waterbury Behavioral Health Provider
The state has reached a $200,000 settlement with a Waterbury behavioral health clinician, along with two behavioral health practices he owns or controls, that resolves a lawsuit alleging the providers engaged in a long-term scheme to defraud Connecticut's Medicaid program.
Gov. Malloy and AG Jepsen Announce Connecticut Wins Smog Lawsuit Against Trump Administration
“Under the Clean Air Act, the EPA has a duty to take action when upwind states do not meet certain air quality standards and, in this case, the EPA clearly failed to do so. "
AG Jepsen Names New Head of Employment Rights Department
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that he has named Assistant Attorney General Erik T. Lohr as head of his office's Employment Rights Department.
Conn. Reaches Joint State-Federal False Claims Act Settlement with New Haven, Bridgeport Behavioral Health Provider
A behavioral health and substance abuse treatment provider with locations in New Haven and Bridgeport and its owners have agreed to pay $1,378,533 to resolve a joint state-federal investigation into allegations that they submitted false claims for payment to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
State Files False Claims Act Lawsuit against East Hartford Behavioral Health Provider
The state has filed a lawsuit against an East Hartford-based licensed clinical social worker and her company alleging that they billed the state's Medicaid program for services that were not provided to Medicaid recipients, in violation of the Connecticut False Claims Act, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
Connecticut Joins Multistate Lawsuit to Block Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship Information on 2020 Census
Connecticut today joined a coalition of attorneys general, cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in filing a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 dicennial Census, said Attorney General George Jepsen and Secretary of State Denise Merrill.
Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Reports
"News reports that personal user information from Facebook profiles was provided to third parties without user consent are concerning and raise serious questions about how this happened in the specific situation involving Cambridge Analytica and about Facebook's policies and practices more generally."
AG Jepsen Urges Legislative Committee to End Fees for Credit Freezes in Connecticut
In testimony submitted to the General Assembly's Banks Committee today, Attorney General George Jepsen gave his support to legislation that would prohibit the country's three credit rating agencies from charging fees to place, temporarily lift or remove credit security freezes.
AG Jepsen Joins Coalition Calling on Education Secretary to Reject Weakened Student Borrower Defense Rules
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 19 other state attorneys general in urging federal Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reject proposals that would significantly limit the ability of students who have been victimized by predatory for-profit schools to discharge their student loan debt.
Gov. Malloy, Attorney General Jepsen and Commissioner Klee Statements on the EPA's Denial of Clean Air Petition
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen, and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee released the following statements following the proposed decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deny Connecticut’s Clean Air Act Section 126 petition related to the Brunner Island Power Plant:
Attorney General Reaches False Claims Act Settlement with Mass. Laboratory over Medically Unnecessary Drug Tests
A Massachusetts-based clinical laboratory will forfeit $656,912 and be excluded from participation in Connecticut's Medicaid program for 10 years as part of a settlement agreement with the state, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
Conn. and NY Sue Federal EPA over Failure to Control Ozone Pollution from Upwind States
The states of Connecticut and New York have filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its administrator, Scott Pruitt, over the agency's failure to adequately control ozone pollution from other states that negatively impacts air quality in the two downwind states, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.