Regional
2:05 pm
Thu November 7, 2002

Lt. Governor Target of Lawsuit

Louisville – A US Attorney has announced plans to file a lawsuit accusing Lieutenant Governor Steve Henry of defrauding the Federal Medicare and Medicaid Programs. Henry has told a Louisville TV station that he plans to fight the suit and will have more to say about it later today. The Federal lawsuit is to be based on the "False Claims Act" and will cite several dozen instances in which Henry billed government health programs for surgeries that he allegedly did not supervise.

Henry has formed an exploratory committee for a possible run for the Governor's office. Yesterday, he announced he would not seek the use of public funds if he decides to run.