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State Auditor to Investigate TEA Contract Practices

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - The state auditor's office will investigate how the Texas Education Agency awards lucrative contracts.

State auditor John Keel said his office has opened an investigation, but said he couldn't comment further.

The annoucement comes after an internal investigation revealed TEA didn't follow its own rules when giving contracts for state work.

TEA acting commissioner Robert Scott was criticized when the internal investigation found evidence that he intervened in a contract given to his friend.

Investigators say the woman received $100,000 in contracts. They say she told them she negotiated the terms with Scott rather than the center administering the project.

Scott has denied the allegations and said investigators may have confused him with an education official by the same name who works in the Waco office.

That official, Rob Scott, denies the allegations.


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