Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Taos Commission Drops Suit Against Accountant.

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For The Journal

TAOS The Taos County Commission dropped a lawsuit against certified public accountant Bernadine M. Garcia for what it had alleged was late delivery of the 1997-98 county financial audit, County Attorney Mary Lane Leslie reported Wednesday.

The suit, filed in November 1999, sought damages under a state contract calling for delivery of the audit by Nov. 30, 1998.

"In the course of the lawsuit it became apparent that it was impossible to determine the actual delivery date," Leslie said. "Witnesses had widely varying recollections of when the audit report was delivered to the county and the state auditor."

Leslie said the issue was further complicated by the fact that the audit report was due just before two of the current commissioners took office on Jan. …

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