Dennis is a
former manager in Arthur Andersen’s Business Fraud Risk Services
practice in Los Angeles. He is a security professional with over 30
years law enforcement experience and some 20 years in the field of
health care fraud. He also has experience in private security and
contract guard management as the former owner/operator of a security
guard service and licensed Private Investigator. Dennis has
conducted a wide array of complex fraud investigations and developed
a state-wide training program for law enforcement personnel in the
detection and investigation of health care fraud.
Managed the Los
Angeles Region of the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud. Supervised a staff
of up to 30, including 24 Attorney General Investigators who
conducted criminal investigations into allegations of health care
fraud and abuse.
largest office of the Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud when they received
the U. S. Health & Human Services - Inspector General’s “Outstanding
Achievement Award”, presented for success in the investigation and
prosecution of Durable Medical Equipment suppliers. This award for
excellence also recognized their efforts in achieving $10 million in
implemented the Drug Diversion investigations program for the Bureau
of Medi-Cal Fraud.
Created, organized and
staffed a unique medical clinic successfully used to “sting”
clinical laboratories and ancillary providers who offered/paid
kickbacks in order to attract business.
Participated in the
first successful investigation and prosecution of David
Schmushkevitch, creator of the infamous “Rolling Labs” health care
fraud scheme in California.
Managed the WellPoint
Special Investigations Unit regarding health care fraud affecting
Blue Cross of California, Unicare and various subsidiaries.
Conducted a successful
hospital fraud investigation on behalf of Hawaiian Health Services.
Recommendations resulted in approximately $3 million annual savings
Conducted an analysis
for the State of Florida’s Medicaid “Pharmaceutical Delivery Program
as it relates to Fraud Waste and Abuse”. Written findings and
recommendations were subsequently submitted to the Florida
legislature for implementation.
and Professional Affiliations
graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business
Administration. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen he was the
Investigator In-Charge for the California Attorney General’s Bureau
of Medi-Cal Fraud. He is a past member of the American Society for
Industrial Security, International Police Association, Southern
California Fraud Association and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Task and project specific references
available upon request. I have numerous professional references within
the governmental, legal, and police professional arenas. References
will be tailored to your areas of interest. Please contact me with your
My professional career is well
documented and you may make independent inquiries of elected officials,
civil and criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors, professional
organizations, local news outlets.
Rates are based on
individual circumstances and needs of the client. Contact me for an
initial discussion of your particular project. I will discuss the
general circumstances of the case or project in the strictest
confidence, and/or my experience and qualifications at no charge. If I
am unable to be of assistance, or if I should decline the case, I will
be happy to refer you to another appropriate resource. I limit the
number of projects I work on to better devote the required time and
attention to each one.
Preparation, Review, and Testimony
has testified and appeared on behalf of the governmental and
corporate entities at trial or deposition or discovery hearings
as a witness in Federal, State, and Local Courts throughout his
professional career. These appearances have been in both civil
and criminal matters, as well as legislative hearings and