Former DHHS Secretary Wos Subject Of Federal Investigation
North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services is cooperating with Federal authorities as they investigate the former department head. Federal prosecutors are looking for possible criminal wrongdoing.
North Carolina's new state health secretary Rick Brajer spoke Monday, three days after news that prosecutors issued subpoenas to the Department of Health and Human Services to gather information about high-priced work agreements former department secretary Aldona Wos reached with four contractors.
Prosecutors also want information about the former agency director singled out in a State Auditor's report that found more than almost $1.6 million in wasteful spending tied to temporary help to launch a new Medicaid billing system.
Brajer succeeded Wos as the Health and Human Services head in mid-August. He says he accepted the position before the subpoenas were received in late July.
Wos has enlisted prominent Charlotte attorney James Cooney to represent her. He declined comment on the subpoenas.