(Jackson, Miss.) State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the FY 2009 Audit Exceptions Report today. This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for FY 2009.
An audit “Exception” indicates that a violation of the law or an accounting error resulted in public funds being misappropriated or spent incorrectly. The term also refers to money that must be repaid.
“I take my job as State Auditor very seriously,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. I look at the State Auditor’s Office as a watchdog for the taxpayers of Mississippi. This report is evidence of the hard work being done in the State Auditor’s Office and shows our dedication to protecting tax dollars in Mississippi.”
Since taking office January 10, 2008, State Auditor Stacey Pickering has recovered over $2.4 million.
See report here
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