GOP Lawmakers Encourage Federal Investigation Into McCrory Administration

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With the recent news that the Department of Health and Human Services is facing a federal criminal investigation over no-bid contracts, some GOP lawmakers are supporting the probe, saying they've long suspected malfeasance at the agency.

From the Winston-Salem Journal,

Local legislators are expressing disappointment, but not surprise, that U.S. attorneys have issued subpoenas for employment and outsourcing contracts for former health Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

They also said they support prosecution if warranted.

Subpoenas were issued July 27 for Wos, three former high-level individual contractors, the current DHHS operations contractor and the former head of the Office of Medicaid Management Information Systems Services.

The combined contracts are close to $12 million.

“The subjects that are being investigated are issues that have been of concern to members of the legislative oversight committee for some time,” said Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth.

Legislators from both parties questioned the need for six-figure individual and seven-figure outsourcing contracts, saying full-time state employees could have performed the tasks for lower cost, and likely done a better job with budgeting and tracking spending.

A controversial no-bid operations contract with the professional-consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal is now valued at close to $11 million. Alvarez & Marsal develops budgets, manages cash and contracts, and prepares reports for the legislature and governor.

Wos often responded to questions by downplaying the costs and lack of results, though one contract for $310,000 for 11 months was to an executive, Joe Hauck, who worked for her husband’s company before accepting the assignment.

 

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  1. mary watson's avatar
    mary watson
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    Investigate his preferential treatment of Duke Energy.
  2. mary watson's avatar
    mary watson
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    Investigate his preferential treatment of Duke Energy.
  3. mary watson's avatar
    mary watson
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    Investigate his preferential treatment of Duke Energy.
  4. Lex's avatar
    Lex
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    Krawiec is just throwing McCrory under the bus. If she really had been all that concerned, House Oversight could have launched an investigation. Talk is cheap, Joyce.
  5. Jeremy's avatar
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    Investigate his preferential treatment of Duke Energy and launch a full-scale investigation into loss of the Dan River, a crime against the environment facilitated by McCrory and his former employer that turned this fine recreational waterway into a sad grouping of lumpy coal ash ponds. McCrory's hands are not clean.
  6. Concerned Citizen's avatar
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    Gail Wilkins from the Council for Women announced at a Human Trafficking 'Commission (HTC) meeting that she walked down the hall and asked Sheriff Hoffman for Grant money for Human Trafficking. Prior to this she had no communication with the HTC. She has not worked with the state-wide commission legislatively charged with working on human trafficking.<br /> She is seeking additional funding and taking resource away from those human trafficking groups that have been doing this valuable work for many years. PLEASE STOP HER. <br /> <br /> She has had useless events where she brings in at-risk girls for media stunts and the poorly organized event have not been supported by any of the groups that do Human Trafficking Work<br /> <br /> She has refused to share her information with the Human Trafficking Commission.<br /> <br /> I wish someone would make a public records request for all her emails and grant-related activities.<br /> <br /> You should also investigate any money paid to the Great Grandson of Fredrick Douglas.
  7. Rick's avatar
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    I searched absentee ballot......Here's what came up at the top! "Vote Pat McCrory for Governor - Request Your Absentee Ballot‎<br /> Adwww.gotv.gop/‎<br /> Find out how to Vote by Mail. Request your Absentee Ballot here! " THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!
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