Dannel Malloy’s Culture of Corruption
Governor Dannel Malloy (D-CT) has multiple, significant public corruption problems. A federal grand jury is now investigating his 2014 campaign.
The Cigna-Anthem merger might be on life support, but the ethics investigation into Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration is going full steam ahead. Governor Malloy has long defended his Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade from charges of conflict-of-interest, even though Wade’s husband works at Cigna. Now state ethics officials believe Governor Malloy misled them:
“Instead, state ethics officials voted Thursday to continue their investigation, with one suggesting that Malloy and Wade had misled the public when they tried to fend off calls for Wade to recuse herself.”
Significantly, Connecticut’s Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board is now saying that Wade never should have started to review the Cigna-Anthem merger in the first place:
“But at a meeting Thursday of Connecticut’s Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board, the agency’s general counsel, Barbara Housen, said that ethics officials never approved Wade leading the review of the merger. Instead, Housen said, the agency had concerns about the situation and provided Wade with a previous ruling that flagged a similar situation from 1996 — one in which ethics officials declared that an impermissible conflict-of-interest could be at play.”
See below for past America Rising posts on the growing Malloy scandal:
- Ethics board announces they are considering investigating Malloy appointee.
- Consumer groups call on Malloy’s insurance commissioner to resign.
- Ethics board announces they are formally opening an investigation into Malloy appointee.
- Newly released emails show Governor Malloy offered to assist Cigna with merger.
- International Business Times story shows that Malloy appointee lied to ethics board.
- Connecticut Democrats begin to turn on Malloy administration over Cigna merger conduct.
- As chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Malloy solicited contributions from Cigna and Anthem. Malloy’s administration was in a lead regulatory role for their merger.