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ODHS officer resigns because of “multiple conflicts of interest.”



The Oklahoma Department of Health’s chief financial officer is stepping down and says that he can no longer perform his job because the agency’s leadership “is compromised”. CFO Michael Romero announced his resignation on Thursday in a letter to State Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger who is the interim commissioner of the embattled agency. Romero testified last month before a special house committee investigating financial problems at the agency. His letter said that the process for the agency’s financial recovery is “tainted with multiple conflicts of interest.” Several agency officials, including former health commissioner Dr. Terry Cline, have resigned.