OIG in the News


US Attorney's Office, July 13, 2023: Mesa Woman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Targeting AHCCCS

DOJ, July 22, 2022: Medical Device Manufacturer Biotronik Inc. Agrees To Pay $12.95 Million To Settle Allegations of Improper Payments to Physicians

AZ Attorney General, Nov. 19, 2021: Former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare William Timmons Sentenced

AZ Attorney General, Oct. 20, 2021: Attorney General Announces 13 Individuals and 14 Related Business Entities Indicted in Alleged Massive Health Care Fraud Billing Scheme

AZ Republic, July 14, 2021: Paul Petersen's Marshallese co-defendant sentenced to prison for assisting in adoption fraud scheme

AZ Attorney General, March 19, 2021: Paul Petersen Sentenced to 5 Years in Arizona Prison

AZ Attorney General, Jan. 18, 2021: 44 Additional Defendants Served and Accused of Defrauding Government and Insurance Companies by Falsifying Patient Records for Cataract Surgeries

ABC15.com, May 27, 2020: Charges announced in 3 COVID-19 related fraud cases in Arizona

DOJ, Sept. 18, 2019: Charges Brought Against 34 Individuals for Alleged West Coast Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Schemes Totaling $258 Million

ABC15.com, Aug. 19, 2019: Two Arizona doctors to repay more than $500K in opioid prescription settlement

Jurist, March 19, 2019: Arizona Supreme Court rules doctor-patient confidentiality does not extend to cases of Medicaid fraud

AZ Republic, Dec. 16, 2016: Mesa man who owns medical-transport company convicted of bilking AHCCCS of $1.2M

AZ Republic, April 25, 2016: AG: Chandler woman on AHCCCS drove Mercedes, faces felony charges

AZ Attorney General, Aug. 29, 2012: Phoenix "Pastor" Among Those Indicted on AHCCCS Fraud Allegations

AZ Attorney General, May 22, 2012: Horne Announces Conviction of Couple Engaged in Money Laundering and AHCCCS Fraud, $60,000 recovered

Phoenix New Times, Dec. 14, 2011: Feds: Alleged Doctor Feel-Good Used Fraudulent AHCCCS Cash to Buy Arabian Horse