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Fired contractor: Indictment didn't disrupt case

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 02 2014 Oct 2, 2014 October 02, 2014 2:34 PM October 02, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - The company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal says the indictment of Louisiana's former health secretary won't harm its ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit.

Michael McKay, lawyer for Client Network Services Inc., says the charges against Bruce Greenstein don't undermine CNSI's claims that the state was wrong to fire the company. Greenstein was indicted last week, accused of lying about his involvement with the contract.

The Jindal administration accused Greenstein, a former CNSI vice president, of inappropriate contact with the company throughout the bid. Greenstein denies involvement.

In court documents, CNSI accuses state officials of releasing inaccurate information from a whistleblower who raised contract concerns. McKay points to sworn testimony from retired health department leader Jerry Phillips, who said he believes the contract was awarded fairly.

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