Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Audit Reviews Unattended.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

County Officials' Absences Questioned

Annual Sandoval County audits for the past eight years show that the treasurer and county commissioners did not attend required exit interviews with the state Auditor's Office.

However, county spokesman Gayland Bryant said Tuesday that commissioners were kept informed of what went on in the interviews.

"The information was always provided to the commission either through the appropriate public meeting or individually," Bryant said Tuesday.

The county Treasurer's Office has been under scrutiny this year after it was revealed the county had engaged in questionable, and in some cases possibly illegal, investment practices since 1993.

The allegations came to light earlier this year, but some had been detailed in a special audit by the state Auditor's Office in the summer of 1999. …

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