Governor Gretchen Whitmer has some explaining to do. And a decision to make.
This week, the Detroit Office of the Inspector General issued a scathing report that blistered the state’s top medical executive for abusing her power while director of the Detroit Health Department.
According to the Inspector General, Michigan’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, rigged a job posting process to create a phony new position called “Chief Integration Officer” “solely intended” for one of her personal friends.
Khaldun and her friend continued to rip off taxpayers in Detroit until Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed the Doctor to one of the top positions at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in April 2019.
The pair even misled investigators who were looking into improprieties in the hiring process. Doctor Khaldun went on to attack investigators and demand that they remove her name and position as health director from their findings.
“…The OIG takes the position that this type of abuse is highly unacceptable for a City of Detroit hiring official, and would recommend appropriate discipline if Dr. Khaldun was still employed with the City,” the report said.
Of course, she’s not. Governor Gretchen Whitmer tabbed the swindler to help head the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
What we don’t know… yet… is if the Governor will hold her accountable for ripping off taxpayers and trying to bully investigators into keeping quiet.
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