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Ex-health secretary says he did nothing improper

4 years 11 months 3 days ago Tuesday, November 11 2014 Nov 11, 2014 November 11, 2014 2:53 PM November 11, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

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."

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