In 2012, Connecticut filed a civil lawsuit against nearly 30 players in an elaborate scheme to defraud Medicaid.
The state has since recovered millions of dollars in settlement funds and a number of dental offices have been shuttered. Dentists have been suspended from participating in Medicaid and in the most extreme cases, sent to prison for the fraud.
What tends to go unnoticed in these kinds of investigations is the impact on innocent people. In one case, a Stamford dentist lost his job and a $675,000 investment he had made in a partnership with one of the criminal defendants just months before all of the wrongdoing came to light.
Source: Dentist Wins $1 Million Verdict After Suing Convicted Partner