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No Criminal Charges in DHHR Contract Dispute
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 29, 2013 @ 10:19AM
Created on January 29, 2013 @ 10:15AM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants says no criminal charges will be filed following an investigation of a dispute over a state contract.
Two DHHR lawyers and a former agency official were accused of illegally interfering with the awarding of a six-figure advertising contract.
Plants tells media outlets that there appears to have been internal policy violations and bad judgment. But he says there's no evidence the employees intended to commit a crime.
He also says the outcome of the contract bid wasn't compromised.
DHHR lawyers Susan Perry and Jennifer Taylor have been on paid leave since last July. They filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the agency last October.
Assistant Secretary John Law also was on paid leave until he was fired earlier this month.

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