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Office of the State Auditor Announces Internal Control Audits of Three State Agencies  – May 2018

Office of the State Auditor announces internal control audits of three state agencies
By UB Media
May 10, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Internal Control Audit of the Administrative Office of the Courts – May 2018

Audit of Utah’s court system finds need for controls over surcharge payments, weaknesses in online records system
By Pamela Manson | Salt Lake Tribune
May 09, 2018

State audit finds shortcomings in state’s online court records system
Jacob Scholl | Standard-Examiner
May 10, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Project Report on Santa Clara City – April 2018

Santa Clara City making changes after state auditor report finds code violation
By Spencer Ricks | St. George News
April 26, 2018

Former Santa Clara city employee developed, sold software to city, audit shows
By Wendy Leonard |
April 25, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Financial Audit of the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC)- April 2018

Office of the State Auditor releases its Special Financial Audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for procedures performed during fiscal year 2018
By UBMedia
May 1, 2018

Utah State Audit of DABC
Release | Lake Powell News
April 24, 2018

Utah alcohol agency overcharged some customers, audit shows
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News and KSL
April 24, 2018

When Utah increased its liquor prices last June, mistakes were made. Some Utah restaurants paid too much for booze, while customers got bargains, a new audit says.
By Kathy Stephenson | Salt Lake Tribune
April 24, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Special Project Report on Plymouth Town – April 2018

‘Inappropriate’ Utah Jazz ticket purchase for Plymouth officials has ‘tax consequences’ for town’s few residents
By Lee Davidson | Deseret News
April 19, 2018

Audit says Box Elder town lacks fiscal policies, fails to post public notices
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
April 18, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Limited Performance Audit of Salt Lake City’s Police Department – April 2018

Audit of SLCPD reveals job well-done in Wubbels case
By Sarah Martin | Good4Utah
April 17, 2018

Audit of U. nurse arrest suggests Salt Lake City police speed up high-profile internal investigations
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
April 17, 2018

Audit suggests Salt Lake City police review internal investigation policies to get information out to the public quicker
By Aubrey Wieber  | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 17, 2018

SLC officer who asked not to participate in Pride Parade speaks after department audit
By Dora Scheidell | Fox13
April 17, 2018

Audit backs SLC PD over Nurse Wubbels incident, criticizes it on religious accommodations
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
April 17, 2018

Audit Finds Investigation Too Slow In Nurse Wubbels Case
By Associated Press  | KUER
April 17, 2018

Nurse-Arrest Audit Proposes Faster Officer Investigations
By Associated Press  | US News
April 17, 2018

State offers Salt Lake Police three recommendations following audit
by Morgan Saxton | KUTV2
May 16, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases its Review of Washington County – April 2018

Auditors question donation pipeline, accounting issues in Washington County Sheriff’s Office
By Art Raymond | Deseret News
April 11, 2018

Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county
by Associated Press | KUTV2
April 12, 2018

Audit stings Washington Co. Sheriff over donations, gift cards
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
April 11, 2018

Utah auditor finds record-keeping holes in Washington County’s Search & Rescue operations
By David DeMille | The Spectrum
April 12, 2018

Utah state audit finds ‘inadequate oversight’ of funding, among other concerns at Washington County Sheriff’s Office
By Mariah Noble | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 11, 2018

Washington County under scrutiny after audit
By Simone Francis | Good4Utah
April 11, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Three Audits of Public Education Programs – March 2018

Office of the State Auditor releases three audits of public education programs
UB Media.biz (Uintah Basin Media and Vernal Express)
March 6, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Releases Total Compensation Study Covering Fiscal Year 2017

Utah state workers receive lower pay than private sector, but far more generous benefits
By Lee Davidson |  The Salt Lake Tribune
January 3, 2018

Office of the State Auditor: State Wages and Benefits are Misaligned
Release | Utah Business
January 3, 2018

Utah 2017 Fiscal Year Audit Compensation Study
Release | LakePowelllife.com
January 3, 2018

Office of the State Auditor Completes Single Audit of Federal Funds Received by State in Fiscal Year 2017 – December 2017

Audit: Utah spent $4.6 billion federal dollars in 2017
By David DeMille | The Spectrum
December 27, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Completes Federal Funds Compliance Audit
UB Media.biz (Uintah Basin Media and Vernal Express)
December 26, 2017

Audit Report Shows Utah in Federal Funds Compliance
Lake Powell News
December 21, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Completes Audit of the State of Utah’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Issues Annual Statement of Long-Term Liabilities and Commitments – December 2017

Utah’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report completed
The Independent
December 24, 2017

Utah has reached 74 percent of its debt limit….
By Taylor Hartmans | Fox13
December 19, 2017

Utah’s economy continues to boom, but worker shortages, poor air quality and federal policies are risks – The state’s general obligation debt amounts to $719 for every Utahn
By Taylor W. Anderson | The Salt Lake Tribune
December 19, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Review of Park City School District Procurement Non-Compliance – December 2017

Audit says Park City School District contractor violated project-bidding laws
By Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune
December 14, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audit of the Uintah Transportation Special Service District – November 2017

State auditor: Special district in Uintah County violates open meetings laws
By Lee Davidson |  The Salt Lake Tribune
November 1, 2017

Audit: Uintah County special district violated open meeting laws, lacked controls over spending
Katie McKellar | Deseret News
November 1, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Letters Addressing Observations of the Recently Completed Primary Election – September 2017

Utah County makes changes to avoid vote-by-mail glitches faced in primary
Katie England | Daily Herald
October 28, 2017

State Auditor Finds Problems in Utah Primary Election
Associated Press | U.S. News & World Report
Associated Press | Kansas City Star
September 27, 2017

Audit of 3rd District primary shows weaknesses in election process
By Ryan Morgan | Deseret News and on KSL.com
September 26, 2017

Audit finds hiccups in Utah’s congressional primary election this year
By Lee Davidson |  The Salt Lake Tribune
September 26, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Letters Regarding Review of the Mountain Accord Program – September 2017

State review of Mountain Accord program reveals lack of transparency
By Angelique McNaughton | The Park Record
September 17, 2017

Utah auditor: No financial wrongdoing by Wasatch group
By The Associated Press | The Seattle Times
September 13, 2017

Auditor says Mountain Accord expenses look OK but transparency questions sent to attorney general
By Taylor W. Anderson |  The Salt Lake Tribune
September 12, 2017

Auditor finds no evidence of spending misconduct by Mountain Accord
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News and on KSL.com
September 12, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Review of the Lone Peak Fire Department within the Lone Peak Public Safety District – August 2017

Audit: Lone Peak fire must tighten up discipline, use of credit cards
Pat Reavy | Deseret News (also posted on KSL.com)

State audit recommends the Lone Peak Fire Department improve its financial policies
By Tiffany Frandsen | The Salt Lake Tribune
August 29, 2017

Management Letter to Salt Lake County Concerning Review of Financial Oversight of the Salt Lake County Recorder’s Office – July 2017

S.L. County recorder Gary Ott hadn’t been in control for years, investigation finds
By Dora Scheidell | Fox13
July 31, 2017,

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audit of State Charter School Board – June 2017

AUDIT: Utah State Charter School Board inappropriately gave out $124K in grants
By Sara Weber | KUTV2
June 20, 2017

State audit: Charter board improperly disbursed $124K to school (video)
By Marjorie Cortez | KSL
June 20, 2017

State audit: Charter board improperly disbursed $124K to school
By Marjorie Cortez | Deseret News
June 20, 2017

Audit dings Utah Charter School Board for improper use of state startup funds
By Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune
June 20, 2017

Audit says State Charter School Board improperly dispersed grant funds
By Kierra Dotson | ABC4 Utah
June 20, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Review of Southwest Utah Public Health Department – Originally Released March 2016 – June 2017

Two former health department officials charged in alleged Medicaid kickback scam
By Kevin Jenkins | The Spectrum
June 7, 2017

2 Utah health care providers charged with Medicaid fraud
By Pat Reavy | KSL.com
June 5, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audit of Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control – May 2017

Utah liquor audit finds millions of dollars in errors at DABC
By Kathy Stephenson | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 30, 2017

Audit: DABC mismanagement caused millions of dollars in financial reporting errors
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
May 30, 2017

Audit: Utah DABC failed to report hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, goods sold
by Sara Weber | KUTV2
May 30, 2017

Utah’s liquor monopoly accused of huge reporting errors
By Randall Carlisle | ABC4 Utah
May 30, 2017

Audit of Utah’s liquor control authority finds millions in accounting errors
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
MAY 30, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audit of Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Quality – May 2017

Audit accuses ex-Utah DEQ employee of ripping taxpayers off $20,000
By Ben Winslow | Fox13
May 15, 2017

Water division employee falsified $20K in travel expenses, audit shows
By Dennis Romboy | Deseret News
May 15, 2017

Utah auditor says Division of Water Quality employee falsified travel over a decade
By Emma Penrod | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 15, 2017

Auditor: Former Water Quality Employee Filed Bogus Travel Claims
By Judy Fahys | KUER
May 15, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audit of The Utah State Board of Education Dual Language Immersion Program – April 2017

Federal funds for Dual Language Immersion program ‘mismanaged,’ audit says
By Marjorie Cortez | Deseret News and KSL
April 24, 2017

Audit finds Utah mismanagement of $1M in education program, including extra compensation
by Lisa Nico | KUTV2
April 24th 2017

Audit dings Utah’s dual-immersion program for mismanagement of federal funds
By Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 24 2017

Audit Reveals Utah State Board Of Education Mismanaged More Than $1 Million Of Taxpayer Money
By Rick Aaron | ABC4 Utah
April 24 2017

Audit Shows Utah Board of Education Program Mishandled Funds
U.S. News & World Report (AP), Standard Examiner (AP) and CacheValleyDaily.com (AP)
April 25, 2017

AUDIT: Utah State Board of Education mismanaged more than $1 million in federal funds
by Sara Weber | KUTV2
April 24th 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Findings for the Utah Municipal Finance Cooperative II Trust – April 2017

To stay or go? Cedar City Council split on ULCT membership
By Bree Burkitt | The Spectrum
May 5, 2017

Audit: Mysterious fund tied to Utah League of Cities and Towns should dissolve
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News and KSL
April 21, 2017

Mysterious ‘private’ trust is actually a government body, auditor says
By Lee Davidson  | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 21, 2017

Office of the State Auditor Releases Audits for Governmental Entities in Kane County – April 2017

How an accounting error led to a criminal investigation of payments to a Kane County commissioner
By Taylor W. Anderson | The Salt Lake Tribune
May 13 2017

Just in – Response from county officials
Southern Utah News
May 1, 2017

Washington County prosecutor weighing criminal probe of Kane County districts
By  Taylor W. Anderson  | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 19, 2017

Kane County Audits Stir Controversy
By Mike Reilley | Lake Powell Life
April 14, 2017

New state audit puts Kane County commissioner in the hot seat
by D.J. Bolerjack | KUTV2
April 14th 2017

Audits report excess compensation, nepotism, conflicts of interest in Kane County districts
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News and KSL
April 13, 2017

Audit rips Kane County special districts, recommends possible criminal probe
By Dan Harrie and Taylor W. Anderson | The Salt Lake Tribune
April 13, 2017

State Auditor Releases Audit of the Utah League of Cities and Towns – January 2017

Following a financial scandal, the taxpayer-supported Utah League of Cities & Towns picks a new leader
By Lee Davidson | The Salt Lake Tribune
September 06, 2017

Mysterious fund tied to League of Cities and Towns raises questions
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News and KSL
January 26, 2017

Audit rips Utah League of Cities and Towns, calls for criminal probe, recovery of public fund
By Lee Davidson | The Salt Lake Tribune
January 19, 2017

Utah League of Cities and Towns director resigns amid audit questioning charges
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News and KSL
January 19, 2017

Audit of Utah League of Cities and Towns to be turned over to prosecutors
by Brian Mullahy | KUTV2
January 19, 2017

Audit hits Utah League of Cities and Towns executives for spending on travel, liquor and intimate apparel
By Ben Winslow | Fox13 News
January 19, 2017

State Auditor recommends criminal investigation after audit of government entity
By Ali Monsen | ABC4 Utah
January 19, 2017

State Auditor Releases Audits of the Unified Fire Authority and the Unified Fire Service Area – January 2017

Board calls for criminal investigation of former Unified fire chief, deputy
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
January 26, 2017

Fire Line – UFA Board considers recouping bonuses paid to former chiefs and turning investigation over to law enforcement
By Colby Frazier | City Weekly
January 25, 2017

Fire department audit triggers county review of council members’ spending
By Mike Gorrell | The Salt Lake Tribune
January 19, 2017

Direct Burning – State auditor releases findings on Unified Fire Authority mishandlings
By Dylan Woolf Harris | City Weekly
January 18, 2017

Improper bonuses, trips and porn found in audit of Unified Fire Authority
By Ben Winslow | Fox13 News
January 18, 2017

Audit says former fire authority leaders misused funds; criminal probes recommended
By Mike Gorrell | The Salt Lake Tribune
January 18, 2017

Scathing audit says ex-chiefs overbilled, hid expenses
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
January 18, 2017

Audit finds ‘illegal incentives,’ mishandled public money within Unified Fire Authority
by Jeremy Harris and Cimaron Neugebauer | KUTV2
January 18, 2017

Ex-fire official: Audit showing misuse of funds is unfair
By Michelle L. Price | Associated Press at KSL.com
January 18, 2017

Inside the spending habits of Unified Fire Authority leaders
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
August 23, 2016

King of Fire – Under cloud of controversy, UFA Chief Michael Jensen resigns
By Colby Frazier | City Weekly
August 12, 2016

Unified fire chief announces ‘mutual separation’ with agency amid audits
By Ben Lockhart | KSL.com
August 12, 2016

UFA Chief stepping down amid audits of department’s finances
By Matt McDonald | Fox13
August 12, 2016

State Auditor to scrutinize Unified Fire Authority after top officers got bonuses
By Christopher Smart  | The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2016

UFA Chief has “Mutual Separation” After Audit Announced
By Glen Beeby | ABC4 Utah
August 8, 2016

State auditor investigating UFA for ‘improper compensation,’ ‘potential misuse of public funds’
By Katie McKellar | Deseret News
August 4, 2016

Money To Burn – Unified Fire Authority chief feels heat from escalating bonuses
By Colby Frazier | City Weekly
July 6, 2016

State Auditor Announces Oath of Office Ceremony, January 2, 2017

Utah’s top leaders sworn in for another term
By KSL.com | January 2, 2017

The party is Wednesday, but Gov. Gary Herbert’s real swearing in took place Monday
By Matt Canham | The Salt Lake Tribune
January 2, 2017