Records show firm with Beshear ties won last-day contract

money investigation missing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Records have revealed that on its last day in office, Kentucky’s Steve Beshear administration awarded a no-bid contract of about $3 million to a technology company that retains the husband of one of Beshear’s top officials as a consultant and employs one of Beshear’s former officials as a lobbyist.

Citing records it obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act, The Courier-Journal ( ) reports that on Dec. 7 the administration awarded a contract to SAS Institute of Cary, North Carolina to extend work that SAS was doing in analyzing data to detect fraud in billings made to Medicaid and other state programs.

- Advertisement -

The husband of Beshear’s executive cabinet secretary, Mary Lassiter, has been a consultant for SAS Institute since 2012. Frank Lassiter says he didn’t make any additional fees because of the contract.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.