JACKSON-State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Exceptions Report.
This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for FY 2016.
An audit “exception” indicates that a violation of the law or an accounting error resulted in public funds being misappropriated or spent incorrectly. The term also refers to money that must be repaid.
“The Office of the State Auditor will continue to aggressively pursue those that misappropriate money from the taxpayers of Mississippi, and return those funds back to the entities,” Pickering said.
The total amount of funds recovered by the Office of the State Auditor for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016, was $1,934,798.46.
Since January 2008, over $24 million in misappropriated and embezzled funds has been recovered.