updated: 9/23/2009 5:02:20 PM
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has sworn-in Timothy McClure, as the new deputy director of the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. He is the former director of the State Ethics Commission and spent two decades with the Indiana State Police. McClure will serve as one of 145 deputy attorneys general, as well as deputy director.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
September 23, 2009
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. – The former director of the State Ethics Commission who spent two decades with the Indiana State Police was sworn in today as the new deputy director of the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, where he will assist the Attorney General's Office in fighting health care fraud and misuse of tax dollars.
Timothy J. McClure took the oath of office from Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller during a swearing-in ceremony today in Clarksville, Ind. McClure will serve as one of 145 deputy attorneys general and as deputy director of MFCU.
McClure previously was director of the Indiana State Ethics Commission from December 2001 to January 2005 under former governors Frank O’Bannon and Joe Kernan. In that position, McClure investigated violations of government ethics laws, oversaw ethics training for 30,000 state employees and provided advisory opinions on ethics questions to state officials.
A Clark County native who also lived in Floyd County, McClure previously served for more than 20 years as an Indiana State Police trooper, investigator and supervisor, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant and commander of drug enforcement. In the mid-1990s, he coordinated investigations of welfare fraud statewide.
Prior to joining the Attorney General's Office, McClure was a private practice attorney and before that was curriculum manager of the School of Criminal Justice at ITT-Technical Institute, overseeing criminology programs at 75 ITT campuses nationwide. He earned his law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 2006.
“I am enormously pleased Tim has agreed to join the Attorney General’s Office. With his rock-solid background in solving crimes, shutting down traffickers and investigating ethical violators, he is the right person to enhance our fraud-control efforts,” Zoeller said. “At a time when we see some Medicaid providers trying to bend the rules to recoup a larger share of the Medicaid reimbursement pie, it is more important than ever to have a vigilant advocate for the State and taxpayers, while maintaining respect for the medical profession.”
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit probes unscrupulous health care practices and enforces state health care laws. Operating through several regional offices around the state, the MFCU investigates Medicaid provider fraud and the misuse of Medicaid recipient funds. Its staff also investigates patient abuse and neglect in nursing homes and other residential facilities and can refer such complaints for state and federal criminal prosecution.
In his new role as deputy director, McClure will report to Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Director Allen K. Pope. “We are delighted to bring on board an individual with Tim’s extensive experience investigating the misappropriation of state funds. His wealth of experience will greatly benefit Indiana taxpayers,” Pope said.
“I’m thrilled and honored to join Attorney General Zoeller and his top-notch team,” McClure said. “This position affords me an exciting opportunity for me to use both my experience as an attorney and a police investigator.”
McClure earned his masters degree in criminology from Indiana State University in 1990 and his bachelor’s degree in forensic studies from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1978. He has received numerous awards and honors from federal and state law enforcement agencies and organizations, and he is a certified hostage negotiator.
McClure, whose parents owned and operated McClure’s Drugs in Clarksville from the early 1950s through the 1970s, resides near Zionsville, Ind., with his wife and daughter.
“Having known Tim McClure for many years, I know what an asset he will be for Hoosier taxpayers as he returns for his third tour of duty in state government. Just as Governor O’Bannon looked to Tim to enforce the state’s ethics laws, I will look to him to enforce the health care laws to ensure the rules are followed, the vulnerable are protected and lawbreakers are held accountable,” Zoeller said.
Source: Office of the Attorney General