Investigator to be probed in fired contractor suit
BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's main investigator in a criminal inquiry into the awarding of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract will have to answer questions under oath from the fired contractor.
A judge ruled Tuesday that lawyers for Maryland-based CNSI can ask limited questions of the investigator as part of their wrongful termination lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration.
The company alleges state officials released inaccurate information from a whistleblower whose allegations led to the investigation. CNSI is accusing the attorney general's office of tampering with the whistleblower and his statement.
The attorney general's office denies any misconduct.
The Jindal administration scrapped the contract last year and accused ex-health secretary Bruce Greenstein, a former CNSI vice president, of inappropriate contact with the company throughout the bid process. Greenstein denies involvement.