The State Auditor’s Office has organized a rapid response team to launch some audits, and is also working to start enforcing audits after they’re done.
State Auditor Tom Schweich says his rapid response team — led by Former Greene County Prosecutor Darrell Moore — will jump to action when possible fraud, violations of the law, or a loss of confidence in the government is brought to his attention.
He says too often, audits are compromised because people destroy documents and evidence. His rapid response team would prevent that from happening.
Schweich also wants to make sure state audits are more than just suggestions. He says an accountability program will add weight to state audits.
He says his office does have the authority to enforce audits, and that’s what he intends to do.