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Judge upholds perjury charges against former health secretary

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A state district court judge has chosen not to dismiss perjury charges in the case of former Louisiana Health Secretary Bruce Greenstein.

Friday, Judge Louis Daniel rejected an argument from Greenstein's lawyer, John McLindon, that the indictment should be thrown out because the attorney general's office violated grand jury secrecy laws. McLindon says that the attorney general's office violated the law by improperly releasing Greenstein's grand jury testimony to the public.

Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell says that his office received approval to enter the transcript of Greenstein's grand jury testimony into public record during an open court hearing. The judge agreed that Caldwell did indeed obtain the necessary authorization to enter the transcript into public record.

Greenstein was indicted in September on nine charges of perjury from an investigation into a canceled $200 million state Medicaid contract. Greenstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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