MN budget chief: DHS contract violations don’t ‘rise to the level of fraud or abuse’

Minnesota’s chief financial officer says nobody at the Department of Human Services should be fired or prosecuted over violations of state contract laws because no money was actually misspent and the violations themselves often boiled down to procedural errors.


Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans said the 200-plus violation reports that DHS has logged this year among contracts totaling nearly $52 million are “technical issues (that) do not rise to the...