(AUGUSTA,GA) A call to dig deep into how Augusta spent sales tax dollars.
After five years, the commission finance committee is again discussing conducting a forensic audit of spending on tax projects like the
TEE Center, downtown parking deck and the Laney Walker revitalization work.
Forensic audits are expensive and are used to determine whether frauds have been committed. That has some commissioners questioning why one is being proposed now.
” Normally with a forensic audit something criminal is involved I haven’t heard of anything criminal number two how are we going to pay for it I’ve heard from a half a million to two million dollars to do a forensic audit and what do we hope to accomplish by doing a forensic audit,” says Commissioner Sean Frantom.
No approval of a forensic audit now, the finance committee voted to discuss the issue again the first meeting AFTER the masters.