Sheriff's $1.7 million no-bid jail consultant weighs in on more than jail issues

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The sheriff and the consultant claim millions in taxpayer savings. Ted Oberg Investigates questions the numbers and examines the deal (KTRK)

Helping Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia run the jail is an outside consulting firm, hired in 2011 on a no-bid contract that has paid the firm more than $1,000 a day, totaling close to $1.7 million.

Garcia said that the consultant, Griffith Moseley Johnson & Associates, headed by former Jefferson County Sheriff and County Judge Carl Griffith, has paid for itself and then some.

"He's a benefit to the taxpayer," Garcia said of Griffith. "I think they've done a phenomenal job. With the expertise, the breadth of experience. I think it's worth the investment."
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