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Attorney General's Office drops lawsuit against former La. health chief

Bruce Greenstein (Source: WAFB) Bruce Greenstein (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Attorney General's Office has dropped a lawsuit against a former Louisiana health secretary Bruce Greenstein. 

According to Jeff Landry's office, the lawsuit was dropped due to "deficiencies in the evidence" and lawyers who reviewed the case didn't believe that they would be able to get a conviction. 

Greenstein was indicted in September 2014 on nine counts of perjury from an investigation into a canceled $200 million Medicaid contract awarded to Client Network Services Inc.

The Jindal administration voided the deal in 2013 and accused Greenstein, who is also the former vice president of CNSI, of having inappropriate contact with the company throughout the bidding process. 

Greenstein says that he is happy "to bring this painful chapter to a close."

Greenstein resigned from his position as the Louisiana Health Secretary but maintained that he was innocent. 

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