(Washington, DC) District of Columbia Attorney General Linda Singer today announced her office has filed an 18-count criminal complaint against Dr. Charles Hall, a physician employed by the District of Columbia Department of Health, alleging that Hall made false representations regarding his employment with the District from 2004 to 2006. The defendant turned himself in today
Hall is a physician who works as a Medical Officer for the Addiction Prevention Recovery Administration (APRA), an agency of the DC Department of Health (DOH). In 2006, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) received a complaint that Hall was simultaneously working for the Court Services and Offender Agency (CSOSA) during his regular APRA work hours. Upon further investigation, OIG learned that Hall had a contract with CSOSA from 2004 to 2006 to manage and supervise a treatment clinic. It is alleged that since APRA and CSOSA are located on the same grounds, Hall would report to work at APRA and then leave and go work at CSOSA during the day for between one to eight hours. It is further alleged that Hall engaged in these activities from September 2004 until October of 2006, defrauding the District of Columbia of approximately $12,240.22. The Office of Attorney General charged Dr. Hall with 18 counts of False Representations, under DC Code §2-308.21.
We allege that Dr. Hall took advantage of the government and the taxpayers,” Attorney General Singer said. “I commend the Office of the Inspector General for its diligent work in following up on this case.”
The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.