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Missouri Pays Pandemic Consultant More Than $500,000


Missouri has paid a consulting firm 522-thousand dollars in federal funds designed for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.
In early May, Republican Gov. Mike Parson said an independent foundation was paying the firm, but Missouri took over payments on May 31.

State payroll records show Missouri has paid the McChrystal Group 522-thousand dollars for its help in coordinating a response to the coronavirus. The governor's office says the company will continue to be paid nearly 250-thousand dollars a month for its work under a no-bid contract it signed with the state.

The consulting firm was founded by retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

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