The Forensic Audit
This paragraph in the report of the Forensic Audit jumped out at me like the boogie man ...
“Our scope did not include an examination designed to determine what caused Petersburg to decline into a fiscal crisis,” the findings state. “Similarly, our scope did not include a forensic audit of all City Departments, Agencies, or areas and should not be relied upon to assume that any City Department, Agency or area may not have been the subject of any misconduct, fraud, waste or abuse during our scope period.”
Duh ... so what ... did the city spend our $300,000 plus on?
Surely not merely to discover that $2,371.44 was allegedly “pilfered” by the City Treasurer ... a mere pittance of the more than $20,000,000 that the city “somehow” finds itself in “hock” for!
I am thoroughly disgusted with the way the City Council will allow any and every outside entity to come into our city and “fleece” the citizens for its ever dwindling revenue! Carl “Olamina” Ridley Petersburg, VA