PERRY/Auditor details misspending

State Auditor Stacey Pickering released last month the annual “Audit Exceptions Report” detailing violations “of the law or an accounting error [that] has resulted in a misappropriations or an incorrect expenditure of public funds.” Pickering’s office recovered more than $1.5 million in fiscal year 2014. Incidents occurred in 50 of Mississippi’s 82 counties.

“We continue to protect the public’s trust through evaluations of accounting practices and aggressive investigations of alleged wrongdoing. We believe the taxpayers of Mississippi deserve no less,” Pickering said in the release.

Madison County Journal