AG Mark Brnovich Statement Regarding Alleged AHCCCS Public Fraud Investigation

On September 2nd, 2015, special agents of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office executed search warrants at four different locations in Maricopa County in conjunction with an ongoing investigation by their Health Care Fraud Special Investigation Section. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted with the execution of the search warrants at one location. Two suspects are in custody, including a former state employee.

The investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office began immediately after an AHCCCS Office of the Inspector General internal investigation developed information regarding alleged improper business practices of a senior level AHCCCS employee.

This case is an ongoing investigation regarding alleged public fraud and no additional details can be provided at this time.

“I’m very proud of the special agents and prosecutors in our Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Section, who have worked around the clock to investigate these allegations,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Allegations of this type of fraud are especially alarming and the Attorney General’s Office will move swiftly in the prosecution of individuals who violate the public’s trust.”