Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bevin Puts Out $500,000 Contract on Steve Beshear

Meanwhile, 400,000 Kentuckians are about to lose their health insurance.  Not that Gov. Trumpist gives a flying fuck about anyone who's not already rich.

This is the real waste, fraud and abuse, people. Because the real question is what Gov. Trumpist is trying to hide behind this smokescreen of lies.

Gov. Matt Bevin has awarded a two-year, $500,000 contract to an Indianapolis law firm to look for corruption in the administration of his predecessor, Steve Beshear.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister will work with Kenneth F. Bohac, the newly hired inspector general of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet. The firm is charged with investigating possible violations of state spending rules and possible coercion of state workers for campaign donations, according to its contact. However, “the investigatory scope of the contact may be expanded ... to include additional violations of the public trust,” the contract states.

In April, Bevin, a Republican, held a news conference to say that his aides had uncovered “greed and oftentimes corruption” that occurred during the eight-year administration of Beshear, a Democrat. Bevin referenced the criminal case of Tim Longmeyer, who was Beshear’s personnel secretary and who pleaded guilty this year to his role in a kickback scheme involving a state employee health insurance contract.
Beshear issued a statement hours later saying that Bevin’s accusations “have absolutely no basis in truth.”

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