State Auditor Stacey Pickering recovers millions

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has announced the recovery of more than $2.3 million in lost public funds since taking office in January 2008.

Prior to 2008, the State Auditor’s Office recovered, on average, $922,000, Pickering said in news release. The cases involve embezzlement, misuse of funds and errors within government.

More than $500,000 of the funds were recovered from the failed beef plant investigation which initiated in the State Auditor’s Office. The beef plant funds were returned to the State’s general fund for appropriation by the Legislature.

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