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Medicaid & Medicare Fraud

Pax­ton Recov­ers Over $165 Mil­lion in Tax­pay­er Funds, Pro­tects the Integri­ty of the Texas Med­ic­aid Program

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the finalization of a substantial settlement with Centene Corporation and its subsidiaries that provide services to the Texas Medicaid program.

September 19, 2022 | Press Release

Paxton’s Med­ic­aid Fraud Con­trol Unit Helps Secure Indict­ment Against Two Indi­vid­u­als Accused of $6.9 Mil­lion Med­ic­aid Fraud and Kick­back Scheme

An investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the FBI, Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the Inspector General, and Customs and Border Protection has led to charges being brought against two Houstonians for their role in a nearly $6.9 million Medicaid fraud and kickback scheme.

August 29, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Recov­ers $12.9 Mil­lion for the State of Texas Against Phar­ma Com­pa­ny for its Fraud­u­lent Reporting

Attorney General Ken Paxton resolved an enforcement action against pharmaceutical manufacturer Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) for reporting inflated drug prices to the Texas Medicaid program. DRL will pay $12.9 million to settle the claims against it.

June 08, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Seeks Pre­lim­i­nary Injunc­tion After Biden Admin­is­tra­tion Ille­gal­ly Revoked Med­ic­aid Waiver

Attorney General Ken Paxton sought a preliminary injunction to enjoin the Biden Administration’s illegal action rescinding the extension of the Medicaid Section 1115 waiver negotiated between Texas and the federal government.

July 20, 2021 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Law Enforce­ment Round Up

The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. 

May 03, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Court Awards $16.5 Mil­lion to Tex­ans in Med­ic­aid Fraud Lawsuit

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the 126th Judicial District Court of Travis County ordered final judgment against Dr. Richard Malouf, former owner of All Smiles Dental Center, holding him responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts under the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act and liable for approximately $16.5 million to the State of Texas.  

August 11, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Recov­ers $63.5 Mil­lion for State of Texas, U.S. Med­ic­aid Program

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today resolved an enforcement action against pharmaceutical product manufacturer Lupin Limited, Lupin Inc. and Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its Chief Executive Officer Vinita Gupta and Executive Vice President, US Generics Robert Hoffman.

November 15, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Announces Med­ic­aid Fraud Suit Against Opi­oid Man­u­fac­tur­er John­son & Johnson

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office filed a civil Medicaid fraud lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for misrepresentations made to the Texas Medicaid program about their dangerous opioid drug, Duragesic.

September 04, 2019 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Med­ic­aid Fraud Con­trol Unit Helps Feds Catch Three Indi­vid­u­als in Mul­ti­mil­lion-Dol­lar Health Care Fraud Scheme

Investigative work by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office helped the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) bring charges today against the director and two operators of a Houston-based medical clinic for their alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme.

June 21, 2019 | Press Release

AG Paxton’s Med­ic­aid Fraud Con­trol Unit Assists Feds in Obtain­ing Health Care Fraud Con­vic­tions of Five Indi­vid­u­als Sen­tenced to Fed­er­al Prison

Investigative work by the decorated Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office helped federal prosecutors obtain convictions and prison sentences in two home health care fraud cases against five individuals who cheated Medicaid and Medicare out of nearly $4.5 million.

April 26, 2019 | Press Release