“In some cases, it's been a matter of poor bookkeeping. In others, it's a matter of people putting money into their own pockets,” Jones said.
The auditor also announced a restructuring of the agency, including the creation of three deputy state auditor positions that will be filled internally. He said the agency still is operating with about 120 employees, the same number as when he took office.
Former state Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan and his wife, Lori, were convicted by a federal jury in 2008 on felony counts of conspiracy and accepting bribes and are serving time in federal prison.
Former Gov. Brad Henry appointed Steve Burrage to the post after McMahan resigned, and Jones defeated Burrage in the 2010 election.