Firm Secures Dismissal of Medi-Cal and Medicare Fraud Charges
September 23, 2016: Following a two-day preliminary hearing, a Kern County Superior Court Judge dismissed all charges against a physician accused by the California Attorney General of Medi-Cal and Medicare fraud and related theft and tax offenses. Led by Steven Goldsobel, the firm fought a more than two-year long battle to establish that there was no support for the Attorney General’s accusation that the firm’s client intended to defraud any state or federally funded payor of health care services. During the litigation, the Attorney General’s Office unsuccessfully attempted to thwart the firm’s efforts to obtain exculpatory information from the Medical Board of California which the court subsequently ordered to be produced. At the preliminary hearing, the firm convinced the court that the Attorney General would be unable to prove any of its allegations at trial.