$16.5 Million Judgment Entered Against Dentist in Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit 

  • Texas AG Ken Paxton obtained a judgment against Dr. Richard Malouf, former owner of All Smiles Dental Center, for fraudulently billing Texas Medicaid in violation of the Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act in a case originally brought by two whistleblowers.
  • According to the AG’s office, the court found Dr. Malouf responsible for 1,842 unlawful acts including billing Medicaid for services he did not deliver such as over 100 claims he filed for a period of time during which he was out of the country.
  • The judgment awards approximately $15.4 million to the state, including approximately $538,000 for unlawfully received Medicaid payments, $1.08 million representing double the amount unlawfully received from Medicaid, $9.21 million in statutory minimum civil penalties, and $4.6 million in attorneys’ costs and fees. The judgment also awards approximately $1.1 million to the whistleblowers for attorneys’ fees and costs.