Ex-health secretary says he did nothing improper
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's former health secretary says he realizes the awarding of a $200 million Medicaid contract to his former employer raised eyebrows. But Bruce Greenstein insists he didn't do anything improper or illegal to help the company.
Greenstein's comments came in a newly-released deposition taken before a state grand jury that later indicted him on perjury charges, accusing him of lying during his testimony.
The ex-health secretary hasn't spoken publicly since he left office in 2013, so the deposition - filed into the court record this week - offers the first detailed look at Greenstein's defense against accusations that he helped steer the now-canceled contract to friends at CNSI.
According to a transcript of the deposition, Greenstein describes the evaluation process that selected CNSI as "squeaky clean."