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Report Summary
Office of the Attorney General

 

Financial Audit Division Report 07-10 Released May 3, 2007

Conclusion:

  • The Office of the Attorney General’s internal controls provided reasonable assurance that it accurately reported its transactions in the state’s accounting system, complied with material financial-related legal provisions, and safeguarded its assets.
The report contained no findings.
   Audit Scope:

Audit Period:
January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2006.

Selected Audit Areas:
  • Revenues
  • Payroll
  • Administrative expenditures

Agency Background:

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota.  The office represents the state in state and federal court, as well as in administrative adjudication and rulemaking hearings and felony criminal appeals.  It also advises local prosecutors in the conduct of criminal trials.  The office bills for legal services provided to state agencies and collected approximately $23.7 million during the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2006.  Mike Hatch was the Attorney General during the audit scope.  Lori Swanson was elected Attorney General in November 2006 and took office on January 2, 2007.

     

Office of the Legislative Auditor ♦ Room 140, 658 Cedar St., St. Paul, MN 55155