The University of Utah violated state procurement laws in the way it handled a controversial deal with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, according to a legislative audit released this week. The findings prompted a top state lawmaker to describe the arrangement as perfectly tailored to benefit Soon-Shiong’s company.

“The worry is that that’s just trying to Cinderella-slipper something for one person, or for one entity,” Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes said this week during a hearing on the matter.

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