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Peer review gives Missouri Auditor’s office highest rating possible for the second time | STL.News
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced that her office received the highest rating possible during a routine review by the National State Auditors Association (NSAA). This is the second time the office has received this distinction under her leadership. The NSAA reviews are done every three years; the previous peer review was completed in 2017.
Audit Finds Tiny Missouri Hospital Served As ‘Shell’ For $90 Million Billing Scheme | KCUR
A report released Wednesday by Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway says that a private company hired to take over the financially strapped Putnam County Memorial Hospital arranged for more than $90 million in questionable lab billings by the hospital.
Three former Parma city officials, including ex-mayor, charged in fraud scheme | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Three former city officials in a small southeast Missouri town are facing felony charges after a state audit found more than $115,000 in fraudulent payments and purchases in a case that drew attention after records sought for the audit were destroyed in two suspicious fires.
Missouri city clerk indicted for misappropriation of taxpayer funds | KHQA
The grand indictment comes two months after Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a months-long audit that detailed Ray’s spending as the former city clerk of Center, Missouri.
Former Fulton hospital manager collected $400 million in rural hospital fraud scheme | KRCG
State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday lauded her 2017 audit of Putnam County Memorial Hospital as the catalyst for a federal investigation that has resulted in the indictment of the former manager of the Fulton Medical Center and nine others for their role in a scheme that used rural hospitals to submit $1.4 billion in illegitimate insurance claims.
Over 15,000 Missourians still waiting on state tax refunds | OzarksFirst.com
“Many folks can’t get answers, or they get a different answer every time they call and I want to know about it,” Galloway said. “The state, the government, is working for these taxpayers, not the other way around. So it’s very frustrating when taxpayers just can’t get basic answers out of the Department of Revenue on their refund.”
Missouri State Auditor calls on Governor Parson to update parental leave policies for state workers | KTTN
“Leaders on the federal level and I agree that mothers and fathers should not have to choose between their jobs and having meaningful time with their new or expanding families,” Auditor Galloway said.
Founder of defunct St. Louis charter school admits to defrauding state by $2.4M | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday lauded her 2017 audit oA state audit released in October found at least $1.4 million in overpayments to the school and $13,916 in questionable purchases by school personnel. State Auditor Nicole Galloway said at the time that Malone had attempted to cover up “the fact that the school was mismanaged and suffering financially.”f Putnam County Memorial Hospital as the catalyst for a federal investigation that has resulted in the indictment of the former manager of the Fulton Medical Center and nine others for their role in a scheme that used rural hospitals to submit $1.4 billion in illegitimate insurance claims.
Audit: Kansas City’s Hope Academy Falsified Records, Received Millions In Overpayments | KCUR
A state audit charges the now-closed Hope Academy charter school in Kansas City of grossly overstating its attendance and receiving millions of dollars in excess state aid.
Mo. Auditor launches online COVID-19 funding tracker | KFVS
To keep spending and distribution of the CARES Act funds transparent, Galloway said she implemented an online tool to give taxpayers a detailed look at how the state government is using those funds.
Hank’s View: State Auditor is a no-brainer: keep Galloway | Columbia Daily Tribune
Nicole Galloway proves she will go after dark and dirty money being misused by charlatans of either party. One finds no area of official behavior she is unwilling to question and reveal without fear or favor.