Appeals court upholds charges against former health chief
BATON ROUGE - A state appeals court has ruled the grand jury testimony of former state health secretary Bruce Greenstein should not have been made public. But the court upheld a judge's decision against throwing out part of Greenstein's perjury indictment.
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal said Thursday state prosecutors violated Louisiana grand jury secrecy laws when they filed Greenstein's testimony into the public case file.
However, the court said that didn't call for charges to be dismissed.
One judge on the three-judge appeals court panel disagreed.
Greenstein attorney John McLindon said he will take the matter to the Louisiana Supreme Court. Greenstein is accused of lying about the award of a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract that went to Client Network Services Inc., where he once worked.
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