Top official says he was misled on Medicaid fraud contract – San Antonio Express-News

AUSTIN – One of Rick Perry’s most prominent gubernatorial appointees knew as early as 2012 about the project now at the center of a growing contracting scandal, the appointee disclosed Tuesday, offering the clearest indication yet of how high in state government the issue may reach.

Kyle Janek, a former Houston state senator tapped to lead the mega-agency that runs all health and human services in Texas, said he signed off on a November 2012 funding request for the Medicaid fraud detection project after being “misled” by top staffers about key details, including how the vendor was chosen.

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