State auditor to investigate Sheriff’s Dept. in wake of Solano scandal

Posted: November 30, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano, with SF police Chief Aric Wheeler in the background. (Santa Fe New Mexican file photo)

Steve Terrell earlier this morning posted on his blog news that State Auditor Hector Balderas will oversee a special audit of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department and the county’s internal financial control process.

Balderas said he is doing so after the county asked for his assistance in the audit.

From Balderas’ statement:

“The alleged activity publicly disclosed by former Sheriff Solano is very troubling. My top priority is to assess the total loss of taxpayer dollars and prevent any further losses.”

For those just getting back to the news thing after the holidays, here is the link to last week’s surprising Solano scandal story: Sheriff resigns, confessing online sales to help stave off foreclosure

 

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