Saint Martin’s hosts second Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture

“Investigating and Prosecuting Medicaid Fraud and Abuse—Helping to Bring Justice to Taxpayers”

November 3, 2008

Lacey, Washington—Saint Martin’s University will host the second of four lectures in its 2008-09 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series on Friday, November 14, at 4 p.m. in Harned Hall, Room 110, on the University’s main campus. The speakers will be Aileen Miller and Lawrence Yokoyama from the Office of the Attorney General of Washington State, Medicaid Fraud Unit. Their lecture will discuss investigating and litigating Medicaid fraud cases in Washington State. Admission is free and open to the public.

Miller joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2006, supervising attorneys and prosecuting Medicaid Fraud throughout Washington State, after working as a senior deputy prosecuting attorney for the Lewis County prosecutor’s office. She earned her J.D. in 1997 at the University of Montana, School of Law, and her B.A. in English at the University of Utah. Yokoyama has worked as an auditor in various capacities since 2002, and has previously worked as a Special Agent for the Washington State Gambling Commission. He earned his B.A. in accounting at Saint Martin’s University in 1991, and has since been trained in interrogation, undercover, and fraud investigation techniques.

 The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

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Stephen McGlone
Saint Martin’s University