Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has joined the Jefferson County task force in the local group's efforts to fight public corruption.

Abbott's office will dedicate resources from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to investigate and prosecute crimes related to Medicaid fraud which are uncovered by the task force.

The task force is headed up by Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

Sources tell us the office will investigate Medicaid fraud involving the Beaumont Independent School District.