An audit has revealed that $200 million in taxpayer money has gone missing in the city of East Point over the past 12 years. Mayor Earnestine Pittman says a forensic audit showed the city spent the money between 2000 and 2012 without issuing purchase orders to account for how the money was used.
State officials say an unauthorized funeral escort fee the Richmond County Sheriff's Office funnels into an unaudited bank account may be illegal. The sheriff's office has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars derived from $25 fees charged to funeral homes when on-duty deputies escort funeral processions in the county.
A state agency has issued its first-ever yearly report on deaths of children involved in the child protection system. It found unusually high numbers of deaths in some parts of Georgia. The report by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services analyzed the causes of the deaths and identified ways the agency could improve both its prevention and responses to deaths.
A new state audit says county coroners across Georgia aren't reporting suicides and all suspicious deaths to the State Medical Examiner's Office as required by law. Officials acknowledge such cases may not be reported as required, but they have not taken action to address the issue.
An audit report found that despite a school board's decision to cut 150 positions from its central office, only 109 might have been eliminated -- and DeKalb Schools officials can't find the detailed list of people and positions that were to have been cut.
A school board near Atlanta has received a long-awaited audit of the system's finances, but isn't sharing it with the public. DeKalb County Schools spokesman Jeff Dickerson tells The Associated Press that board members want to digest the information so they can answer questions before they release it publicly.
An audit has found that a $25 million shortfall at Georgia Perimeter College was caused by chronic overspending and an inattention to finances by administrators of the suburban Atlanta school. The review by the University System of Georgia was released Thursday.
A city audit is raising concerns about spending by employees working on the Atlanta BeltLine project. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also reviewed the spending and found taxpayers paid for elaborate staff retreats, stays at pricey hotels, and meals at some of Atlanta's finest restaurants.