The Office of Attorney General George Jepsen
2018 Press Releases
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Conn. Joins FTC and More than 50 States and Territories to Combat Fraudsters Falsely Claiming to Help Veterans and Service Members
Connecticut has joined with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement officials and charity regulators from more than 50 states and territories in Operation Donate with Honor – an education and enforcement campaign including more than 100 actions against charities, fundraisers and individuals, a sweeping new donor education program and a crackdown on fraudsters that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and service members.
Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State, Municipalities from Unlawful Restrictions on Federal Public Safety Grants
Connecticut has joined a coalition of states in filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenging efforts to put unlawful and unconstitutional immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants, Attorney General George Jepsen and Governor Dannel P. Malloy said today.
Gov. Malloy, AG Jepsen: Connecticut Joins Lawsuit to Protect State Taxpayers from Drastic Cut in State and Local Tax Deduction
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined a lawsuit to protect the state and its taxpayers from Washington’s drastic curtailment of the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction.
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.
AG Jepsen: States Reach Settlement with Citibank for Manipulating Key Benchmark Interest Rate
Under a multistate settlement agreement, Citibank N.A. (Citi) will pay $95,000,000 in restitution to government and nonprofit entities for its manipulation of a benchmark interest rate in the lead up to and early days of the 2008 financial crisis, Attorney General George Jepsen announced today.
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.
AG Jepsen Joins 27-Member Coalition in Defending Clean Power Plan
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a 27-member coalition of states, counties and cities in comments opposing the Trump Administration's "unlawful and unsupported" proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
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.
AG Jepsen Co-leads Coalition Demanding Answers from Facebook
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is co-leading a bipartisan coalition of 37 state and territorial attorneys general today in demanding answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the company's business practices and privacy protections.