Probe seeking North Carolina health agency documents closed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An investigation by federal prosecutors who sought information about contractor work agreements at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and records about agency employees has ended.

Top lawyers within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh wrote letters this week to private lawyers representing DHHS related to the issuance of grand jury subpoenas in August 2015 that sought documents from the department. Documents demanded included correspondence between contractors and former department Secretary Aldona Wos.

The letters mentioned no actions that had occurred but said the investigation could be reopened if new evidence surfaces.

DHHS spokeswoman Kendra Gerlach says the result is something the agency had expected.

A U.S. attorney’s spokesman declined comment Friday.

The News & Observer of Raleigh first reported on the letters.

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