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State auditors: Forensic review under way to examine years of UMMS contracts, including 'Healthy Holly' books

State auditors: Forensic review under way to examine years of UMMS contracts, including 'Healthy Holly' books

A team of state auditors has begun a forensic audit of the University of Maryland Medical System, as mandated by state lawmakers in response to a self-dealing scandal that engulfed the system’s board of directors and leadership.

Gregory Hook, head of the state’s Office of Legislative Audits, which state lawmakers charged with reviewing the hospital system’s books, said multiple auditors from his office were “on site” at UMMS as of Friday.

“We are actually out there doing the work,” he said.

Lawmakers required Hook’s office to conduct an audit of UMMS in a law passed this spring, after The Baltimore Sun reported the system had contracts with nine members of its board —...

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