Several state-funded programs lack adequate financial audits, says a state study. But even if a similar review had been conducted a year ago, the Timpanogos Mental Health scandal might not have been avoided.
Utah lawmakers were told Wednesday that seven state-funded programs have no financial audits performed on them. But, noted several legislative leaders, Timpanogos did have audits performed by a certified public accountant - they were just poor audits.The office of the legislative fiscal analyst found that audits were lacking in federal procurement, housing development, Centers of Excellence, narcotics and law enforcement, liquor law enforcement, mineral lease distribution and rural communities fire assistance.
The Timpanogos controversy is still being investigated.