A few years ago, Chairman Corey Stewart pushed for the establishment of an independent audit authority for Prince William County that reported directly to the Board of Supervisors, and in short order it uncovered millions of dollars in fraud and embezzlement within county government. It was a brilliant move that significantly improved government operations in the county and protected taxpayer dollars. Fast forward to November 2012, and firing all the personnel within that audit operation is on the consent agenda for the next board meeting, presumably at the request of County Executive Melissa Peacor.
My, how far we have fallen. This is a circus, not a government.
UPDATE: In a nearly unanimous vote, the internal auditors have all been fired, and now an outside firm answering to Melissa Peacor will perform all audits. Amazingly, only Frank Principi voted against this.
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