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MORROW COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY HIRED TO PROSECUTE MEDICAID FRAUD FOR THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

February 9, 2010

Elizabeth Ballard will join the Medicaid Fraud Unit, which is a national leader in combating health care fraud

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced the hiring of Morrow County District Attorney Elizabeth Ballard to prosecute health care fraud for the Oregon Department of Justice.

"As a district attorney, Elizabeth Ballard brings unparalleled experience and judgment to our team," said Attorney General Kroger. "We are honored she chose to join the Department of Justice."

Ballard, a 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, is an experienced prosecutor who has handled a wide range of cases from property crime to aggravated murder. A prosecutor since 2002, she was elected Morrow County District Attorney in 2006. She starts working for the Oregon Department of Justice Medicaid Fraud Unit in March.

"It's been a great honor to serve the citizens of Morrow County as District Attorney," Ballard said. "I am looking forward to working for all the citizens of Oregon."

The Oregon Department of Justice is a national leader in the fight against health care fraud. Since Attorney General Kroger took office in January, 2009, the Department of Justice has recovered nearly $20 million from pharmaceutical companies that defrauded Oregon consumers and the state Medicaid program.

Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department's mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.

Contact:

Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 tony.green@doj.state.or.us |
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