Mo. AG May Have Procurement Conflict Of Interest: Report

Law360, Washington (June 28, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A Missouri state auditor's report raised concerns Wednesday that contingency fee contract procurement processes used by the state attorney general's office could have conflict-of-interest issues and should be revamped.

The attorney general's office has the ability to award contracts for legal work on its own or to farm the work to the state's Office of Administration, but Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich said Attorney General Chris Koster retained the right to reject proposals and solicit new ones in cases where the work was handed over to...
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