Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Shapiro, grand jury recommend changes to crack down on Medicaid fraud

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed findings from a grand jury investigation into the state’s medical assistance program earlier this week, outlining three potential legislative solutions that could help Pennsylvania crack down on Medicaid fraud. 
 

Shapiro said the investigation emanated from two separate Medicaid fraud investigations that inspired the grand jury to explore ways to better police fraud in the state’s medical assistance program. One involved the mother of an autistic daughter who directed caregivers to perform work around the house rather than care for her daughter. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Wednesday that the Office of Attorney General has reached a resolution with BuckleySandler, LLP, the law firm hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane to conduct a review of emails captured on OAG servers that searched for lewd, pornographic, and/or unethical content.

 

According to the OAG statement, the final amount the office will pay the firm for its work totals $1,435,588.90 in fees and expenses; nearly $400,000 less than the amount in outstanding bills the firm had issued OAG.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Beemer continues staff shakeup at OAG

Beemer continues staff shakeup at OAG

Less than a week at the helm of the Office of Attorney General and Bruce Beemer on Tuesday continued staff changes to rid the office of top-level influencers of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

 

After announcing late last week that he terminated Kane’s Chief of Staff Johnathan Duecker and Senior Supervisory Special Agent Patrick Reese, Attorney General Beemer announced early Tuesday that he has named Robert A. Mulle as First Deputy Attorney General and James A. Donahue III as Acting Chief of Staff.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Holding a rare non-budget related August session day, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Bruce Beemer to be Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General Tuesday.

 

With the vote, Beemer becomes the third person to hold the position as the Commonwealth’s top prosecutor in just a matter of weeks, following the resignation of Kathleen Kane and the brief interim tenure of Bruce Castor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf nominates Bruce Beemer for Attorney General, Senate Republican leaders issue statement of support

Gov. Wolf nominates Bruce Beemer for Attorney General, Senate Republican leaders issue statement of support

Less than a day after Kathleen Kane resigned as Attorney General and her first deputy, Bruce Castor, took over the role in an acting capacity, Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated former First Deputy Attorney General under Kane and current Inspector General Bruce Beemer to head the Office of Attorney General.

 

“Bruce Beemer has a depth of experience, he has the respect of the employees of the Office of the Attorney General, and I have no doubt that he will make this transition seamless and smooth,” Gov. Wolf said.

 

"Bruce earned a reputation across the commonwealth as a tough prosecutor, effective administrator and thoughtful legal mind, which is why I appointed him Inspector General. I have great faith in his ability and know that he will serve efficiently and effectively as Attorney General. I also want to thank Bruce Castor for his service to the office, and I wish him well moving forward.”

Thursday, August 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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