Former Special Agent (HHS-OIG)
Michael Orton is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations and a former Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Special Agent (OIG & DEA). Mr. Orton spent more than a decade investigating white-collar offenses and healthcare fraud on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and various U.S. Attorney’s Offices. This work included all aspects and stages of Medicare fraud, Medicaid fraud, commercial insurance fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, tax evasion, prescription fraud, government contract fraud, as well as complex money laundering investigations. Prior to serving the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Special Agent Orton began his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) tasked to secure evidence and convictions in U.S. and international narcotics cases.
Client Services. Special Agent Orton is intrinsically familiar with the workings of federal law enforcement prosecutions and trial preparation. Specifically in the areas of financial crimes, white-collar offenses, and healthcare fraud, Mr. Orton has made a name for himself as a valuable resource to guide clients under the attorney-client privilege protection to improve their corporate and regulatory compliance, convincingly respond to audits and CMS inquiries, and shield executives, professionals, and business owners against False Claims Act and criminal prosecutions.
Education. Mr. Orton received his education from the University of New Haven in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Science with an additional certification from the Marston Polygraph Academy (Certified Polygraph Examiner). Mr. Orton maintains a private investigator status in California.