LITTLE ROCK – After filing charges today against Dr. Brian Hyatt in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement:
“Today a special prosecutor in my office filed two counts of Medicaid fraud, a Class A felony, against Dr. Brian Hyatt. These charges stem from crimes that occurred between January 1 and April 29, 2022, at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale. During that time, Hyatt made fraudulent Medicaid claims in excess of $300,000. Class A felonies are punishable by six to 30 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
“Hyatt was previously arrested pursuant to a warrant on Oct. 9 in Rogers and then appeared in Pulaski County District Court on October 19, where he surrendered his passport and signed an extradition waiver before being released on a $15,000 surety bond. Today’s filings constitute formal charges being brought in this case.
“Prosecution of Medicaid fraud in Arkansas is the responsibility of my office, and I take that responsibility seriously. I want to thank Senior Assistant Attorney General Sharon Strong and Senior Special Agent Greg McKay for their exemplary work on this case, and I am also grateful to Sixth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Will Jones for his cooperation and assistance with the filing of these felony charges.”