OKLAHOMA CITY –
Condition and federal investigators are searching into almost 30-million dollars misspent in the Condition Department of Health. They would like to know precisely once the money was misspent.
Sources in the Capitol gave News 9’s Aaron Brilbeck the break lower.
In 2013, the Department of Health misspent $1.3 million.
In 2014, it misspent $4.two million.
In 2015, it misspent $7.six million.
In 2016, it misspent $16 million, for as many as $29,100,000.
Representative Josh Cockroft (R) Cleveland County chairs the home committee searching in to the misspending.
“It suggests a ongoing culture in the condition department of health this isn’t a brief-term problem. This really is something that’s been happening for quite some time,” stated Repetition. Cockroft.
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Here’s what’s troubling. Sources say a whistleblower reported possible criminal activity happening in the department in late 2014.
The whistleblower, News 9 is told, arrived at to the Condition Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s office didn’t have sufficient information to research, so an interior analysis was conducted in the Department of Health insurance and the outcomes were stored private.
“If you permit a condition agency to police itself with no input in the executive branch or even the legislative branch that shows an excuse for some reform,” Repetition. Cockroft.
If the have been caught in 2014 when alleged criminal activity was initially reported, we’d may have been speaking about misspending in the plethora of $5.5 million, rather of $29.a million.
The $29.a million was mostly federal money, so there’s some real concern the condition will need to pay that back.