OKLAHOMA CITY –
We’re obtaining a closer consider intricacies from the Oklahoma Condition Department of Health insurance and what might have brought the company to misspend $30-million.
Friday, a home Investigative Committee been told by the Department of Health’s Chief Financial Officer, Mike Romero. Romero stated he was just at work a couple of days before he discovered, what he calls, the financial covering game happening in the agency with an atmosphere of lies and violence to pay for the agency’s tracks.
“The whole factor from starting to finish advised me of numerous, oppressive, totalitarian regimes in other areas around the globe which have nothing related to the united states or the way in which we operate,” stated Romero.
Romero stated it didn’t take him lengthy to uncover financial mismanagement in the agency.
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“There haven’t been financial reporting within this agency so I’m asking staff, hey allow me to visit your last financial report. Where would be the fiscal reports? So that they didn’t have,” Romero told the committee.
Romero stated his co-workers have been purchased to shift cash around inside the agency, even using federal dollars earmarked for several programs on other activities.
“And these budget and funding individuals are scared to dying wondering when they don’t do that when they’re likely to lose their job. So, it had been an environment of fear and violence,” stated Romero.
After, Romero stated he told his superiors about precisely how serious the problem was, they created the things they known as an “Incident command center” to try and find funding, and also to mislead the legislature and public about the reason behind the agency’s problems.
“There were misleading remarks about health cuts and federal reductions that affected the condition agency. And nobody’s being truthful,” stated Romero.
Within the finish, Romero stated he’s surprised the mismanagement could go on for years.
“In private industry I am talking about if these types of things were happening, if these types of things were happening people could be fired or tossed out per day,” stated Romero.
The FBI and also the Condition Attorney General’s Office are searching in to the misspending in the Department of Health.
Romero stated he doesn’t believe anything was stolen, just misappropriated for a long time.
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