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Report Summary
Minnesota Department of Transportation – Investigation of the
Former Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

 

Financial Audit Division Report 07-32 Released  November 28, 2007

Findings

Sonia Morphew Pitt, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s former director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, caused the state to incur over $11,500 of unauthorized, unreasonable, or inappropriate expenses and charged the state for over $14,500 of work time that should have been recorded as personal leave.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation did not adequately supervise Ms. Pitt and did not have adequate internal controls over her state-paid expenses.

 

   Investigation Scope

Audit Period:
July 1, 2005, through September 11, 2007

Areas Audited:
Travel and other state-paid expenses

Investigation Background

Pursuant to the Legislative Auditor’s statutory authority and responsibility, we conducted this investigation into the financial activities of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s former director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

More Information

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