AG Lautenschlager, Sen. Plale: Announce Press Conference on ‘False Claim’ Legislation

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MADISON — Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager will join State Senator Jeff Plale (D-Milwaukee) at a news conference tomorrow. They will call for “False Claim” legislation similar to existing federal law, to create legal protections against civil fraud in collections of state government contracts – such as the state Medicaid Program. A much-needed state law would result in a substantial increase to Wisconsin’s Medicaid fraud recoveries.

2:00 p.m.


April 19, 2006

Attorney General’s Office

114 East, State Capitol


Lautenschlager and Plale will be joined by Department of Justice attorneys, who will provide information about fraud cases and the benefits to Wisconsin taxpayers of passing a false claims law.