August 16, 2016 · 4 Comments
Sangamon Co. (ECWd) –
A vast majority of our time is spent researching public information to find deficiencies and violations of law. Once found we expose them and demand accountability to the law and correcting of deficiencies.
In 2014, former Auditor General Holland’s office published the Financial Audit for the Illinois Capital Development Board. It is rather telling, to put it mildly.
So there is no confusion, the 2014 audit reflected 7 Findings! Remember that as we will make our case for Mautino’s resignation shortly!
Findings, of which all were listed as Noncompliance and Significant Deficiency:
You can read the full report at this link and prepare yourself as it will give you an idea as to how bad things are in this state.
A review of the 2015 audit report shows it was completed December 8th, of 2015. The state database reflects it was published by Frank Mautino’s office January 14, 2016.
Now before everyone jumps on the wagon to defend Mautino on this, hear me out. This report was “released” by Auditor General Frank Mautino, which most would agree, means it had been vetted for accuracy. I know any report I am going to release as the person in charge is going to be validated as correct and considering he has a whole staff of people, you would think they could have caught what I caught!
Keep in mind I am not an accountant. How is it possible for the 2015 Audit that his office released reflects the CDB had ZERO findings in the previous audit (2014) when in fact, they had 7 and they were all classified as Noncompliance and Significant Deficiency findings?
No, Frank Mautino was not in charge when the 2015 audit was performed, however, as the head of the State Agency, was it asking too much to at least validate the summary report that claimed there were no prior findings? That’s all I did and it took all of 5 minutes to compare the claimed no prior findings in the summary to the actual prior audit findings, thus invalidating the summary provided to the taxpayers of Illinois.
I am confident a person with real audit experience would have caught such a mistake and never released the report without correcting the misinformation. Is this another sign that Frank Mautino is unfit for his post?
Why do we believe so? Because the Audit Digest provides Frank Mautino’s name and opinion.
AUDITORS’ OPINION – “Our special assistant auditors stated the Capital Development Board’s financial statements as of and for the year ended June 30, 2015 are fairly presented in all material respects.”
FRANK J. MAUTINO
Auditor General – Click here for report bearing Auditor General Frank Mautino’s name
I suggest Frank Mautino demand a refund from the firm hired to do the audit as they missed a whopper if they are responsible for the summary report. I also suggest Frank Mautino take responsibility for this failure and resign as it’s clear, his name is on this report and he assured the taxpayers of this state the financial report fairly presented all material respects and that is not true and anyone can confirm that by simply reading the reports.
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By Kirk Allen
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