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November 22, 1995 | By Herbert Lowe, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mayor Arnold W. Webster yesterday called on state officials to release the findings and recommendations of a team of auditors that began combing through the city's finances last summer. A state official responded that the efficiency report could not be released yet because it was not finished. In May, Webster invited the state Treasury Department to audit Camden's finances, at no cost to the city. The mayor said he hoped his administration and the city's residents would learn, from an objective source, exactly where the city stood financially.
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April 24, 1997 | By Alan Sipress, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SEPTA General Manager John K. Leary Jr. has proposed giving a $535,000 contract to a Chadds Ford consulting company that became embroiled in controversy last year when it was tapped to audit the transit authority. The proposed contract calls for Phoenix Management Services Inc. to develop a computerized system for managing bus maintenance. It is expected to be approved by the board at a meeting today, according to SEPTA officials. Under the earlier $295,000 contract awarded to Phoenix in December, SEPTA was given an option to retain the firm for help in carrying out proposals made in the audit.
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August 23, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday that an audit of the Chester Community Charter School found that it had received more than $1.2 million in improper lease-reimbursement payments. Noting that his office had found similar problems at six other charter schools in March, DePasquale called on the state Department of Education to enforce its own policies regarding lease payments to charter schools. "We're going to continue to bang away at this," he said in a telephone news conference about the Chester Community audit.
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February 15, 1995 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
Gov. Ridge's nominee to head the state's Department of Labor and Industry won the support of a Senate panel yesterday after he responded to questions about his actions at a federal agency. The Senate Labor and Industry Committee questioned Johnny J. Butler about outside legal work performed by lawyers who worked under him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Philadelphia office. Butler told the committee he was "not in Philadelphia at the time" that lawyers in the EEOC office engaged in practices that ultimately came under internal investigation.
NEWS
March 31, 2004 | By Joseph L. Galloway and Alan Bjerga INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
A Defense Department inspector general's audit report on the negotiations between the Air Force and the Boeing Co. on a new aerial refueling tanker indicates that investigations into possible criminal conduct have widened, according to officials who are knowledgeable about the report. The report finds that the Air Force tailored the contract specifications to the Boeing 767, and the Air Force and Boeing failed to meet important requirements that would make the aircraft fit for war, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
NEWS
August 27, 1994 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
Despite cries of foul from State Auditor General Barbara Hafer, Gov. Casey's budget office yesterday released the final report of a critical performance audit of Hafer's department. Earlier this month, Hafer fired a round of complaint letters to state and national accountancy boards, alleging misconduct by Coopers & Lybrand, the firm commissioned by the governor's budget office to conduct the audit. Although the budget office highlighted the critical audit findings, Hafer was generally cautious in her reaction.
NEWS
February 26, 1987 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
Willistown earned more than $19,000 in two years on a fund earmarked for road improvement and repair, township officials said this week. At the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday night, Chairman D. Garth Wise said Willistown topped the list of Chester County municipalities to earn the most on funds generated by the state liquid-fuels tax, according to an audit report sent to the township by state Auditor General Don Bailey. Each year, the state collects a tax on gasoline, fuel oil and other liquid fuels and distributes a portion of the money to municipalities for road repair, Wise said.
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August 25, 1988 | By Charlotte Kidd, Special to The Inquirer
The Hatboro-Horsham school board has approved a resolution to sell $10 million in general obligation bonds to finance part of the cost of multimillion-dollar construction and renovation projects planned to accommodate the projected influx of students to the district. The resolution was approved by an 8-0 vote at the board's meeting Tuesday night. One board member was absent. Anticipating that the district's student population will increase from 1,100 to 3,000 by 1996, the board plans to use the bond issue to build and equip a new high school, to convert Keith Valley Middle School to an elementary school, to renovate the stadium complex and to improve other district buildings.
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December 23, 1990 | By Frederick Cusick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Coatesville Area School District got poor marks in some areas from an audit recently released by State Auditor General Barbara Hafer. Hafer said in a transmittal letter that her audit had found "weaknesses" in the "district's internal control systems. " Nick Malobabich, the school district's business administrator, said that officials had received the audit report on Nov. 2 and were still studying it. Malobabich, who became business administrator early last year, said he considered the report to be accurate, but he did not see it as negative.
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June 29, 2007 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office has referred for further investigation suspected fraud in the state's low-income heat assistance program in six counties including Philadelphia. The report released yesterday by Auditor General Jack Wagner found 429 applicants in Philadelphia who received more than $162,000 in benefits using Social Security numbers associated with dead people, 549 applicants who got more than $182,000 for questionable water and sewer bills, and eight applicants who underreported income.
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January 10, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former recreation center volunteer treasurer, accused of financial improprieties in an audit report released this week, said Thursday that she was never contacted during the audit and rejected its findings. Kathleen Goodwin, a retired administrative assistant, volunteered from 2006 to 2011 as treasurer of the Fox Chase Advisory Council, which manages funds for the recreation center. During part of that time, she also worked as the center's after-school coordinator. On Wednesday, the City Controller's Office presented a financial audit of the advisory councils at three rec centers, including Fox Chase, which found that all had sloppy bookkeeping practices that put them "at risk of fraud.
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July 24, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - State environmental officials failed to adequately monitor Pennsylvania's drinking-water supply and were slow to inform the public about the results of investigations during the height of the natural-gas-drilling expansion, according to an audit released Tuesday. The 146-page report, prepared by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, was sweeping in its criticism of the Department of Environmental Protection's handling of gas-well inspections, and its failure to provide timely and thorough information to citizens between 2009 and 2012.
NEWS
June 28, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams has continued to award contracts, some to political contributors and friends, without the legal approvals required by a 2012 agreement with the Nutter administration. The Inquirer obtained copies of 14 recent contracts that violate the 2012 memorandum of understanding that stipulated that all sheriff's contracts be approved by the city's Law and Finance Departments. Williams' office contends that the contracts were too small to require city approval and were not being paid with city appropriations.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
STATE AUDITOR GENERAL Eugene DePasquale, with Superintendent William Hite at his side, announced yesterday that his office has begun a performance audit of the city's school district. A.G.'s office staff began preparations with the district on April 1. The auditors are expected to be inside the district at the end of the month, A.G. spokeswoman Susan Woods said. "The Philadelphia School District is the largest school district in Pennsylvania and a key economic driver for the state," DePasquale said during a news conference.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writermedinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, with Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. at his side, announced this afternoon that his office has begun a performance audit of the city School District. The preparations began April 1 between the staffs of the auditor's office and the district. The auditors are expected to be inside the district at the end of the month, said Susan Woods, spokeswoman for the auditor's office. The audit will cover 2008 to 2012 and is expected to look at: Teacher and administrator certification.
NEWS
March 20, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
COATESVILLE While the Coatesville Area School District struggled with a multimillion-dollar deficit, it paid for retirement benefits in 2012 to an administrator who was ineligible for them, according to a multiyear state audit report released earlier this month. By exceeding its budget and causing a deficit in its general fund, the district is also violating the state Public School Code, the report said. The audit, which spanned from June 3, 2010, to April 26, 2013, revealed that the district has continuously overestimated the revenue it thought it would generate and had a "dramatic $31.1 million drop" in its general fund balance over a seven-year period, which has put it in an "unstable financial position.
NEWS
February 20, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
NORRISTOWN Montgomery County officials fired a longtime doctor at the county-owned Parkhouse nursing home Tuesday after auditors concluded that he tried to cash in on his position by passing inside information to the company trying to buy the facility. The 15-page audit report concludes that Elliot Menkowitz, an orthopedic surgeon, violated county ethics and procurement policies in ways that could have given Mid-Atlantic Health Care an unfair competitive advantage in its $35 million bid for the Royersford facility.
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August 23, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday that an audit of the Chester Community Charter School found that it had received more than $1.2 million in improper lease-reimbursement payments. Noting that his office had found similar problems at six other charter schools in March, DePasquale called on the state Department of Education to enforce its own policies regarding lease payments to charter schools. "We're going to continue to bang away at this," he said in a telephone news conference about the Chester Community audit.
NEWS
July 3, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
BACK IN AUGUST 2010, a couple of workers at a Kensington pawn shop uncovered a curious crime. While cleaning 41 Apple laptops, employees found six of them had stickers masking "School District of Philadelphia" identifiers, according to an affidavit. Police were called the next day and the district's Inspector General's Office was notified. Authorities say they connected the theft of all 41 laptops to an Ethan Allen School teacher, Kathleen Kremis, now 38, and her husband, Thomas Perry, now 40. The couple was arrested and charged in October with conspiracy, receiving stolen property and various other crimes.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By John P. Martin and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia nonprofit with ties to State Rep. Dwight Evans mismanaged $1.5 million in state grants since 2006, raising questions about how the money was obtained and spent, according to a confidential state audit. At Evans' direction, the Urban Affairs Coalition put a Philadelphia pastor and his aide on its payroll, the auditors found, then used taxpayer funds to pay them $365,000 for work that auditors said they could not verify. The grants included $1 million that went to renovate a nursing home run by Leland Beloff, a former Philadelphia city councilman who was convicted in an extortion scheme in 1987 with mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo.
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