"Immediately after the deadly fire last November at the Anderson Guest House, investigators from my Medicaid Fraud Control Unit responded to the scene in southwest Missouri and conducted interviews and obtained records. I am pleased that the efforts of my office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, and other federal investigative agencies have led to the charges filed today. We will continue to assist the U.S. Attorney on this matter."
The statement also noted Nixon’s civil lawsuit filed last December against Robert Dupont, Laverne Dupont and Joplin River of Life Ministries alleging fraud and seeking the return of almost $700,000.
While I have no problem with Nixon issuing a statement, state government as a whole has nothing to trumpet concerning its handling of Robert Dupont. Dupont was allowed to break one law after another during the Carnahan, Holden, and Blunt administrations, and it took 11 deaths for someone in state government to take him to court. At least the federal government has gone after Dupont twice.