US Wants Ex-Asst AG Axed From Medicare Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT) -- A former assistant attorney general and his co-counsel should be disqualified from defending a Kentucky nursing home that allegedly billed the U.S. $16 million for grossly inadequate care, the federal government argued Monday.

One of the nursing home's four attorneys, Christopher A. Melton of Weber & Rose PSC, was an assistant attorney general for Kentucky before leaving last year for private practice. Specifically, he served in the attorney general's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control, the government says.

There, Melton worked on the state's investigation...
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