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Dexter council OK’s shaky audit

May 9, 2012 • Local News

The Town of Dexter faced and consequently approved its audit for the 2011 fiscal year, Tuesday, which includes findings of alleged fraudulent use of taxpayer’s money for personal use and discloses instances of noncompliance. The Dexter Council approved the audit 4-0 at its regular business meeting.

The public remained mute, sporadically shaking their heads and whispering to their neighbors, as Mayor Dave White read all five of the listed material weaknesses submitted in the audit.

Resident Sarah Porte, who ran for a council seat during the March election, was the sole individual to address the council publicly. Speaking on behalf of the concerned citizens of Dexter, Porte said, “Though these alleged improper actions did not happen overnight, you as a council have fought and in defiance of state law have publicly asserted your role as managers of the Fire Department. You have approved every charge, participated in budget processes and approved Login to read more

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