Do Not Ignore a Letter from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation. Failing to Respond Could Result in an Expensive Lawsuit and Possible Criminal Prosecution.
The NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation sends out thousands of letters each year to individuals who receive Medicaid and Family Health Plus benefits.
By the time you receive this letter, the Medicaid fraud investigator has already conducted a thorough investigation. They have matched your information with property records, bank records, credit reports, car registration records, and maybe even payroll records from your employer. In many cases, they have visited your home or business, taken pictures, and spoken with your neighbors.
You may have received a Bureau of Fraud Investigation letter for any of the following reasons:
Whatever you do, do not ignore the Bureau of Fraud Investigation letter. Ignoring this letter could result in an expensive lawsuit and even a criminal prosecution.
How to Respond
How you respond to the Bureau of Fraud Investigation letter will depend on your specific facts and circumstances. Sometimes it makes sense to provide information and negotiate with the investigator. Other times you should remain silent to avoid incriminating yourself.
What should you do in your particular case? You should have an experienced lawyer review your financial records to determine whether or not you have a problem. If you do have a problem, your lawyer can help you develop a strategy to avoid criminal charges, negotiate with the investigator, and reduce the amount of any settlement.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Medicaid fraud lawyer, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728.