The Foren­sic Au­dit

The Progress-Index Weekend - - OPINION -

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

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