Treasury Gives Back $115 MILLION Owed Back To Virginia

Feds to release funds to Va. after Cuccinelli complaints

After eight months of waiting, the Department of the Treasury on Wednesday agreed to release in excess of $100 million owed to Virginia for its role as lead investigator in a $1.5 billion court-approved Medicaid Fraud settlement with Abbott Pharmaceuticals.

Officials in the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said the office expects to receive $115 million of the $125 million it says it is owed from the settlement.

Ken Cuccinelli Struggling with Makeover in Virginia Governor’s Race

The new Cuccinelli, the Republican front-runner in the Virginia governor’s race, is more likely these days to be calling for job growth and education reform than to be railing against abortion and gay marriage.

But the old Cuccinelli, the attorney general who crusaded for conservative values, keeps cropping up, offering a steady stream of fodder for opponents determined to frame him as a right-wing ideologue.

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Virginia Beach hosts training on elder abuse for Medicaid Fraud Control Unit representatives

More than 150 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit representatives from around the country are gathering in Virginia Beach for an elder abuse training program.

Medicaid fraud unit has been expanded

When Gov. Bob McDonnell ran for office in 2009, he promised to crack down on Medicaid fraud.

“We will increase resources for the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the
Attorney General’s Office,” he said in his health-care plan.





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