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Audit finds financial lapses in Oklahoma sheriff's office


September 13, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma audit has found financial mismanagement within a sheriff's office in the central part of the state, causing over-expenditure of public funds and noncompliance with state law.

The audit conducted from July 2011 to June 2016 says the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office's shortfalls are due to "its management, operation, record keeping and accounting systems."

Auditors said Sheriff Joe Lester requested more funding from the Cleveland County Budget Board in March, but failed to bill the Oklahoma Department of Corrections from September 2016 to March 2017 for hou...

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