“On that same day it was announced that the insurance committee on which Kraft was sitting had chosen Vista Healthplan, one of Sterling’s clients, as the sole provider of health insurance to all school board employees, a contract valued in school board records at $1.7 billion.
Kraft sat on the Insurance Advisory Committee, where she helped steer the contract to Vista. The committee met first on September 25 to discuss the contract and go over bids that came in from several different companies. Cell phone records obtained from the board show that Kraft and Sterling had a 17-minute conversation on the day before that meeting. Interestingly, it was Kraft who initiated the conversation with a call to Sterling, which he then returned to chat.”