2014-02-04 06:11:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Salem, OR) -- An independent review of the rollout of the troubled Cover Oregon website is set to begin today. A KATU-TV report says former GOP state Representative Patrick Sheehan claims to have told the FBI that Cover Oregon project managers initiated the design of dummy web pages to convince the federal government the project was further along than it really was. He alleges that the managers did so to meet federal benchmarks in order to keep grant money coming in. Sheehan was a member of the state Legislature's joint IT oversight committee.