- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Auditors are set to review management of funds by the Alaska National Guard amid allegations of fraud and misuse of resources by Guard members.

Gov. Sean Parnell in a release Wednesday announced that three auditors from the National Guard Bureau had arrived in Alaska. A draft report on their findings is expected by mid-December.

Parnell said those found to have engaged in fraud or misuse of official resources “can and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.”

Critics say Parnell didn’t respond quickly enough to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard. Parnell has defended his response.

The bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations found victims didn’t trust the system because they lacked confidence in the command. Parnell asked the adjutant general and a deputy commissioner to resign.

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