Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NC DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler Continues to Benefit from his Lobbying Company Which Seated Value Options Medicaid Contract

Cansler gets lobbying firm cash


The state secretary for Health and Human Services has continued to receive checks of about $3,000 a month from his former lobbying firm even as the firm helped land $30 million in no-bid contracts from the agency.

Lanier Cansler, a former Republican legislator from Asheville, says he stepped away from any role in awarding the contracts to avoid a conflict of interest. He said that before he returned to government service, he sold his stake in Cansler Fuquay Solutions, the lobbying firm he helped found in 2005. Cansler said the monthly checks are payments and interest for his share of the company, which he sold to his partner.Read


Here is my comment to that story:

mvh9355 wrote on April, 14 6:22 PM:

(1) Cansler earns a 300K salary

(2) when he was second in command at NC DHHS, in the early 2000's,he assisted Value Options, the company that authorizes NC Medicaid, in obtaining a contract to service Medicaid for NC DHHS

(3) some time around 2004/ 2005, he quit NC DHHS job & went into private business---you guessed it----lobbying for Value Options as per this Fuqua (sp?) Enterprises, his company; he was lobbying NC DHHS for his client Value Options

(4) when Perdue offered him NC DHHS Secretary job, using revolving door trick, he 'quit' lobbying job ('He only works for NC now', is the statement I recall from Perdue)to pick up helmsman job as Secretary of NC DHHS.


Post a Comment

<< Home