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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:10 PM

Fired state health worker sues embattled Texas health agency

Another top state health official has resigned as Texas legislators, responding to an American-Statesman investigation, call for state and federal investigations into a multi-million-dollar, no-bid deal the agency awarded to an Austin technology company.

Doug Wilson, inspector general of the Health and Human Services Commission, resigned Friday at the request of Gov. Rick Perry, a spokeswoman said. The resignation, effective Dec. 31, came about an hour after the announcement of a criminal investigation into dealings between the Office of Inspector General and 21CT, a data analytics company hired to help with Medicaid fraud investigations.

The State Auditor’s Office on Friday announced it would launch an investigation in conjunction with an anti-public corruption unit at the Travis County District Attorney’s office.

“Ongoing questions regarding the awarding of contracts at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission have caused the governor to lose confidence in Wilson’s ability to carry out the important oversight responsibilities of this office,” Perry spokeswoman Lucy Nashed said in a statement.

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional/stick-no-longer-on-state-payroll/njXJK/
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[font color=green]I imagine that the Public Integrity Unit is chomping at the bit waiting to interview Ms. Wilson.[/font]

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:49 PM

1. Business as usual under Gov. Oops.

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