- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma County commissioners have postponed making a decision of how to respond to a state audit that is critical of how the sheriff’s office used managed money.

The audit found that the office didn’t pay contracts for inmate health care services even though money was available, and about $900,000 was spent on sheriff’s office vehicles even though other financial obligations hadn’t been met. The audit says the office accepted a donation of Sheriff John Whetsel’s personal vehicle without approval by the board.

District attorney David Prater tells The Journal Record (https://bit.ly/2fgReL8 ) he’s disappointed the board didn’t take action Wednesday. Prater says his office will determine whether legal action should be pursued.

Whetsel apologized after the audit’s release, and said there weren’t any allegations of misappropriated money. He said he’d work to improve operations.

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Information from: The Journal Record, https://www.journalrecord.com


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