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Nelson audit filled with oversights, failed accounting and possible embezzlement


Council will hold special meeting Jan. 21

to address a financial house in disorder


By Ralph Dennis, Contributing Writer

The 2015 audit for the city of Nelson has been delivered. It is not a good one. Ten matters of errors or discrepancies were cited.

This audit, filled with problems found in the city’s books, will be presented to the council at a special meeting on Thursday, January 21, for the purpose of receiving the presentation and explanation from the auditing firm of Welch, Walker & Associates. The meeting is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Most of the problems cited were tied to poor or non-existent record-keeping, making it hard to trace where funds from the city had actually gone. 

Read our story this week at our e-edition or in the print copies.

See complete audit report. (Findings being on page 32 of lengthy document.)


-1 #1 MisterMister 2016-01-27 14:14
Revoke the charter, then decide which county gets the whole area. Also have GBI corruption team investigate operations and file charges if findings are found.
0 #2 ipadmaiden 2016-06-19 21:22
Any followup on this audit? Sounds like nothing has been done to correct these misstatements.

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