Apparently, Jack Stick, the former head counsel and OIG inspector General for Enforcement for the Texas HHSC, who resigned last Friday amid alleged no-bid influence peddling to award multiple contracts to a software firm in Austin, 21CT, in which he allegedly had indirect relations with, had more no-bid contracts hidden under his sleeve for the Texas tax payer. The State’s Department of Family and Protective Services under HHSC, seems to have awarded 21CT another no-bid contract for certain software and analytics services that would have been blended with their prior data and analysis from their Medicaid fraud graph pattern analytics environment earlier in the year. That contract has now been terminated amid “Stick-gate”. See https://www.texastribune.org/2014/12/17/hhsc-cancels-2nd-contract-21ct/ for more details.
Our predictions – there will be investigations from outside of the safe haven of the HHSC, into these transgressions. Ask your state representative and senator about this.