Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 21, 2010

Lt. Governor Brown to Hold Press Conference Announcing Recovery of Funds

More than $26 million in fraud, waste and abuse reclaimed in FY 10, Passage of False Claims Act Strengthens MD's Efforts to Target Theft

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 21, 2010) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown and MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Inspector General, Thomas V. Russell, will announce steps taken to recapture more than $26.3 million in medical care program dollars during FY 2010 under the Department’s Program Integrity Program. Combined with this year’s successful passage of the O'Malley-Brown administration bill, the Maryland False Health Claim Act (FCA) of 2010, a recovery of additional state tax dollars is expected next year. The FCA has been characterized as the U.S. taxpayers’ single most important tool in recouping millions of dollars defrauded the government each year.

WHO: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
Thomas V. Russell, Inspector General
Wendy Kronmiller, DHMH Chief of Staff

WHEN: July 22, 2010
1:30 p.m.

WHERE: William Donald Schaefer Building
Governor's Conference Room – 23rd Floor
6 St. Paul St., Baltimore