Monthly Archives December 2008

McGrath: Drug Company Reimburses State $157,000 in Medicaid Fraud Settlement

HELENA – The State has received nearly $157,000 in Medicaid restitution and penalties as part of a settlement recently negotiated between the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units, the federal government and pharmaceutical manufacturer Cephalon, Inc.

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McGrath Issues AG Opinion on Constituent Service Accounts

HELENA – In a formal opinion released today, Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath held that state law limits the use of constituent services accounts by elected officials and provides that only surplus campaign funds may be used for such accounts.

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Governor Approves Upper Clark Fork Restoration Projects

HELENA – Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer Monday approved funding for 11 restoration projects in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin for a total of $13,648,562. A final decision on a 12th project, the Vanisko Ranch Conservation Easement project, will be deferred until early 2009 pending a second appraisal. The projects and amounts approved for funding, subject to certain conditions, are:

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Physician-Assisted Suicide Case: State Files Motion to Postpone Effect of Order

HELENA – Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath said today that state has filed a motion asking to postpone the effect of a recently decided case in which a judge held that a competent, terminally ill patient has the right to a physician’s help in ending his or her life.

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McGrath: Scam Artists Use Department of Justice Address, State Phone Number

HELENA – The Office of Consumer Protection in the Montana Department of Justice said today that it has received reports of scam artists using DOJ information in an effort to rip off consumers around the country.

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