Monthly Archives October 2013

Missoula Contractor Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Missoula Contractor Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

This morning, Missoula contractor Jared Allen Langley admitted in Lewis & Clark County District Court that the state could likely prove him guilty of felony Employer Misconduct for underpaying Montana workers’ compensation premiums for his roofing business.

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Attorney General Fox Announces Medicaid Fraud Case Successfully Prosecuted

Attorney General Fox Announces Medicaid Fraud Case Successfully Prosecuted

Attorney General Tim Fox announced that a Missoula couple who recently pleaded guilty to defrauding Montana’s Medicaid program will pay more than $22,000 in restitution.

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Attorney General Fox Announces KMart Corporation to Pay $2,550,000 In Multi-State Settlement

Attorney General Fox Announces KMart Corporation to Pay $2,550,000 In Multi-State Settlement

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that Montana has joined with other states, territories, and the federal government and reached agreement with Kmart Corporation (“Kmart”) to settle allegations that Kmart submitted false claims and false statements through its Kmart Pharmacy Centers to the federal government, state governments, and territories for payments relating to partial fills of prescriptions.

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Attorney General Fox Asks EPA to Hold Coal Listening Session in Montana

Attorney General Fox Asks EPA to Hold Coal Listening Session in Montana

Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox asked U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to add Montana to the agency’s listening sessions on coal regulations.

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Attorney General Fox Encourages Montanans to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Attorney General Fox Encourages Montanans to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Montana Department of Justice, local law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Montanans are invited to bring their unwanted medications for free, anonymous disposal at one of over 20 participating sites across the state.

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Colorado Resident Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Colorado Resident Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Colorado resident Sandra Armstrong admitted in court on Thursday that a jury would likely find her guilty of felony Accountability to Employer Misconduct for her role in assisting an employer in avoiding paying Montana Workers’ Compensation premiums.

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Attorney General Tim Fox Launches Poster Campaign Against Human Trafficking

Attorney General Tim Fox Launches Poster Campaign Against Human Trafficking

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today a poster campaign designed to raise public awareness of human trafficking resources. The poster was created by the Montana Department of Justice as a requirement of HB 488.

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Attorney General Fox Announces $30 Million Multi-State Settlement Against Marketing Company

Attorney General Fox Announces $30 Million Multi-State Settlement Against Marketing Company

Attorney General Tim Fox and the Attorneys General of 46 other states and the District of Columbia announced today that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay over $30 million to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships.

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State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

State, Local Operation Rounds Up Over 50 Unregistered Sexual or Violent Offenders in Great Falls

The Montana Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Great Falls Police Department today announced the result of a joint operation this week to locate unregistered sexual or violent offenders.

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As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

As Insurance Exchange Launches, State’s Consumer Protection Office Offers Tips to Avoid Scams

With the launch of Montana’s health insurance exchange this week, the Office of Consumer Protection at the state Department of Justice is offering tips to help Montanans avoid identity theft scams related to medical services and health insurance products.

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