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Special Investigations Unit

Special Investigations Unit Report Regarding Associates Health, Inc.

February 2000

Report Number 00-011

Overall Conclusion

An investigation by the State Auditor's Special Investigations Unit led to the Travis County Grand Jury's indictment of Micah Calvin Douglas, Director of Administrative Services for Associates Health, Inc. The indictment was for one count of theft by a government contractor and one count of securing execution of a document by deception. Micah Calvin Douglas faces up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the Second Degree felony theft charge. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the Third Degree felony securing charge.

The investigation was prompted by allegations from the Department of Economic Development (Department) that Associates Health, Inc., a Smart Jobs contractor, altered an invoice. The invoice was altered so that reimbursement from the State would exceed actual expenses by more than $22,000.

Key Facts and Findings

On September 26 and 30, 1997, Micah Calvin Douglas allegedly:

  • Submitted an altered invoice to the Department and certified it as correct on the Department's expenditure report
  • Signed the State of Texas purchase voucher containing the altered expense
  • Submitted the invoice, expenditure report, and purchase voucher to the Department, which resulted in the disbursement of funds to which Associates Health, Inc., was not entitled

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