AUSTIN — A Texas state official put on paid leave amid last year’s contracting scandal has been reinstated after 15 months in which she received nearly $150,000 in salary without having to work.
The official, Frianita Wilson, a longtime procurement officer at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, never was accused of wrongdoing related to the state’s scandal-plagued deal with Austin technology company 21CT. She was put on leave last December at the start of multiple investigations because her husband oversaw the project and she signed off on paperwork for a separate contract with 21CT.
Almost exactly 15 months later, on March 21, Wilson returned to work, state officials confirmed Thursday.
Source: State official reinstated from paid leave after 15 months, $150,000 HOUSTON CHRONICLE