Medicaid director sued over comments about AG Hood

A Lee County resident is suing Medicaid Executive Director Bob Robinson for comments he made regarding Attorney General Jim Hood.

In a September hearing of the Legislative Budget Committee, Robinson accused Hood of not prosecuting a case of Medicaid fraud. Robinson’s accusations were further investigated in a Thursday hearing of the Legislative Budget Committee.

Robinson is being sued by Ray Shoemaker of Lee County, who is president of a health care management company.

During the earlier hearing, Robinson never mentioned Shoemaker by name, but accused one health care provider of defrauding $24 million from the Division of Medicaid. He said Hood would not prosecute the case.

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