Bryant tells DMR top cooperate with Auditor investigation

Gov. Phil Bryant has instructed the state Department of Marine Resources to cooperate with an ongoing investigation, Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock said Friday afternoon.

Bullock said the governor’s office would have no further comment on the investigation. The Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office has been combing through records at DMR offices in Biloxi. The office has not released any details about the inquiry.

It comes on the heels of a review by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Interior Department. The OIG investigates and audits programs that fall under the Interior Department, according to its website.

Sun Herald
10/26/12