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Senator Declan O’Scanlon today announced his plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit State entities from entering into civil settlements for less than the amount that has been stolen from social safety net programs and offering immunity from criminal prosecution. The legislation comes as a direct result of recent investigations into Medicaid fraud settlements in Lakewood.
“The notion that people who have knowingly received benefits they were not entitled to would only be required to pay back half of that amount of money is completely ludicrous. It’s basically like letting someone get away with stealing from taxpayers. That’s unacceptable.”admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Lakewood civil settlements, Medicaid fraud, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 1 Comment »