City of Lanagan audit shows unsatisfactory results - KOAM TV 7

City of Lanagan audit shows unsatisfactory results


A follow up report of an audit in the city of Lanagan, Missouri released Tuesday comes back with unsatisfactory results.

An audit of the city and the municipal court was released last year and  revealed major problems.  Within the city $13,000 was missing from water and trash collections, and $2,800 worth of property tax appeared to have been misused.  Money was also missing within the municipal court.  

Those results led to the indictment of the city's police chief along with another officer on forgery counts.

State auditor Tom Schweich was in southwest Missouri Tuesday and says so far not much has been done to clean-up the problems.

"We found by the way that some of the recommendations we made had been implemented, but the vast majority had not been implemented and, you know, they've got issues with resources and having enough people to do things, but obviously there were some serious problems down there and we feel they need to take more action to address them," says Schweich.

Shweich also announced his team is now auditing the city of Pineville after allegations of missing money at the courthouse there.

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