Auditor's Suit of MOHELA Dropped
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Auditor's Suit of MOHELA Dropped

Date: December 5, 2007
By: Ben DeMeyer
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The state auditor's office launched an investigation into one public records debate, just as it has reached an agreement in another.

Benjamin DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more 

RunTime:0:47
OutCue: SOC

According to the Associated Press, the auditor's office is looking into the firing of a former lawyer to the governor who raised allegations of the destruction of public records by the governor's office.

At the same time, the auditor's office has ended its lawsuit against the state's college loan authority, which had denied the office access to its closed documents.

Now the two sides have reached an agreement, and Samantha Brewer, the Public Affairs Coordinator for the auditor's office, says the agreement isn't missing anything.

 
Actuality:  BREWER1.WAV
Run Time: 00:06
Description: No, no we wanted to look at their closed records, and they let us do that, and so we're good.

The State Auditor says she is glad she could examine MOHELA's records without spending state funds on a lawsuit.

From the state capitol, this is Benjamin DeMeyer.


Intro: The state auditor's office reached an agreement in a lawsuit regarding public records just as it may have lauched an investigation into another.

Benjamin DeMeyer (DEE-my-er) has more. 

RunTime:0:40
OutCue: SOC

The Associated Press reports the auditor's office is investigating the firing of a lawyer in the governor's office who raised questions about the destruction of public records.

At the same time, the state's college loan authority allowed the auditor's office access to their closed documents, prompting the office to drop the lawsuit against them. 

Samantha Brewer, the Public Affairs Coordinator for the auditor's office, says this agreement is exactly what they wanted.

 
Actuality:  BREWER2.WAV
Run Time: 00:03
Description: They decided to do the right thing and let us look at it.

The State Auditor says she is happy her office can examine these records without having to go through a lawsuit.

From the state capitol, this is Benjamin DeMeyer.