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Investigation into alleged misconduct at LBJ continues

Updated: Jul 6, 2023

A criminal investigation into the hospital’s former Procurement Manager, Joe Langkilde continues, says Department of Homeland Security Director Samana Semo Ve’ave’a.

In an interview with KVZK, Samana said they are still waiting for a report from the Customs Agents regarding containers shipped under the hospital’s name yet released to a Chinese businessman in Leone.

Samana said the misconduct claims will be investigated thoroughly to maintain the Hospital's credibility, confidence, and adherence to policy.

As reported earlier, the Executive Director of the hospital board, Dr Jean Anderson, told KVZK News that besides the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Public Safety, they also lodged an official complaint with the FBI for assistance.

Documents obtained by KVZK News say the container had medical protective gear and, therefore, no excise tax was paid; however, it was delivered to Canton Mart, and in turn, they sold these products back to LBJ on an incremental basis and at a significant markup in price.

Evidence documenting alleged collusion between the LBJ Medical Center hospital’s former LBJ procurement manager Joe Langkilde and the owners of Lucky Star INC/ Canton Mart were uncovered during an internal investigation by an overseas financial consultant, contracted by the LBJ.

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